Broken Exhaust Brake Switch Cover
My exhaust brake switch gets a fair amount of use, once at the end of each “coast-down”, and the switch cover – not the electrical switch underneath – finally broke and fell off (see attached photos). I was able to keep it in my cup holder, and reinsert when I needed it for the ride home (not a recommended as a routine practice).
After chasing my tail with the Freightliner Daimler website, I got a call back from Barry, a maintenance tech with FCCC in Gaffney, and learned that the coach builder adds this, not the FCCC manufacturing plant. I then sent the attached photos to Mitch in the FR Diesel Division Warranty Department, who gave me the part number and instructed me to place the order with Isaac in the Parts Department. The shipping costs about twice that of the part, so I ordered a second as a spare (see “not recommended practice”, above).
If your switch cover breaks – or better yet, before it breaks - call Isaac at FR Diesel Division, Parts Dept, and order Part No. 40E05751A Exhaust Brake Switch Cover, $8.20@ +S/H, which is $15.00 UPS Ground to South Jersey. Be sure and have your Serial No (last six of your VIN), and - if you can find it on an old parts invoice - your Unit Production No (a.k.a. Stock No).