Brake Switch Repair and Workaround

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Safaritoonces
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Brake Switch Repair and Workaround

Post by Safaritoonces »

This is a project to provide the functionality of the brake switch when the brake switch had failed and a replacement was not available. The last part of the project is how to repair the brake switch. This should be applicable to almost any motorhome brake switch.

https://safaritoonces.org/safari-toonce ... orkaround/
Robert and Bev Lewis
2000 Safari Continental, since 2017
3126B Cat, 330hp
MD3060 Allison
Bowen Island, BC

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stuplich@ymail.com
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Re: Brake Switch Repair and Workaround

Post by stuplich@ymail.com »

A NEW replacement brake light switch can be found in stock at most auto part stores, (for < $20).
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/TWR9004 ... lsrc=aw.ds&
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Cole Hersee 90043-07 momentary push button switch

(BTW my original brake light switch lasted 19 years ...143,000 miles).
Mel
'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison
Safaritoonces
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Re: Brake Switch Repair and Workaround

Post by Safaritoonces »

Thanks Mel... I am going to get one as a spare. With no tow vehicle... and no part number I found myself at the mercy of the shop. They were honest but an inspection shop and limited knowledge. The switch internals were good but the wires I think were left to move and the miles of road vibration broke the strands.
Robert and Bev Lewis
2000 Safari Continental, since 2017
3126B Cat, 330hp
MD3060 Allison
Bowen Island, BC

https://safaritoonces.org/
ccastle
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Re: Brake Switch Repair and Workaround

Post by ccastle »

Thanks, Mel for posting the link for the NAPA Stores. I just ordered one. My current switch is a little "Spastic" Sometimes it works . . . and sometimes it doesn't!
Chuck, KD7UA
1998 Safari Sahara 3506 (since 9/2020)
Cat/Allison
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