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2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
08-15-2016, 06:36
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2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
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With the Jake "Enabled" it is my understanding the brake lights come on with the Jake active whether or not the brake pedal is depressed.

Now setting up to tow toad with existing US Gear brake system installed. Need to send signal to toad "ONLY WHEN THE MOTOR HOME BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED". Do not want to apply toad brakes if only Jake is active.

Cannot find schematic but from searching appears circuit complex involving not only brake pedal but cruise control and DDEC.

Is there a convenient terminal location to pick up a discrete "brake pedal depressed" signal?

All replies appreciated.

Dean

Dean M. Bertrand
Cape Coral, FL
2002 LXi 43 SS
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08-15-2016, 09:16
Post: #2
RE: 2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
If you can locate the brake light switch, tap into the output side of it, for your toad signal.
On mine, it is in the generator radiator compartment, high up. Don't know if yours is in same location.

Steve Gureasko
90 WBSA "Jus Chillin"
Ponchatoula, La.
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08-15-2016, 13:20
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RE: 2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
You may have to add either a relay or a diode to prevent the feed from the jakes. Not much extra trouble to do either.

John Mace
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living in the wild hinterlands of the north
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08-15-2016, 15:58
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RE: 2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
Dean,

Preventing the jake from turning on the brake lights should be as easy as pulling CB K19 in the front lower dash load center. Many folks disable their retarder brake light signal; otherwise, it appears that you're riding your brake pedal on a long downhill grade. I have it disabled on my Prevost.

david brady,
'02 Wanderlodge LXi 'Smokey' (Sold),
'04 Prevost H3 Vantare 'SpongeBob'

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08-21-2016, 13:45
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RE: 2002 LXi JAKE BRAKE / BRAKE LIGHTS / TOAD BRAKES
Anyone know which cb to pull on an M380?

Jim Doel
Perth, Ontario
2007 M380
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