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Old 07-22-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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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).
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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I am just curious how did u break it in the first place.


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Old 07-22-2015, 03:34 PM   #3
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Why are you turning it off and on? Mine stays on 99% of the time.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:50 PM   #4
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I never turn mine off even in town since engine brake is mufflered.


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Old 07-22-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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When we werecst Camp Freightliner they told us to keep it on all the time except in wet/icy conditions. I leave mine on almost all the time


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Old 07-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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Leave mine on all the time also...


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Old 07-22-2015, 05:54 PM   #7
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Athompson@forestriverinc.com. The part costs like $5.00 but at the end of shipping it jumps to $17.00 or so. He'll send it right out. It just snaps on.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:13 PM   #8
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Mine came off like that too. I was going to put a bit of superglue around the nipple on the back of the switch to secure it back in place.

I don't always want to brake when I'm coasting. So I switch mine on and off quite a bit as well. Does everyone know the brake lights come on when the engine brake in active.


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Mine came off like that too. I was going to put a bit of superglue around the nipple on the back of the switch to secure it back in place.

I don't always want to brake when I'm coasting. So I switch mine on and off quite a bit as well. Does everyone know the brake lights come on when the engine brake in active.


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Yes brake lights come on when engine brake engages.


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Old 07-22-2015, 06:25 PM   #10
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It also activates my auxiliary braking for the toad on my setup.
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