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Old 01-15-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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Ram exhaust brake mod

I had a few people pm me about this mod.

Basically, when a trailer is plugged into the truck, the exhaust brake is automatically turned on, upon start.

Running the exhaust brake speeds up the warm up time quite a bit.

What i did, was trick the truck into thinking a trailer is attached.

Simply place a 10w 12ohm resistor between the trailer brake wire and ground.
This simulates the trailer brakes.

IMPORTANT ! YOU MUST TURN YOUR BRAKE CONTROLLER DOWN TO 0.
You dont actually want any current flowing through the resistor.

This only works with the factory brake controller.
Upon remote start, the engine brake will come on, and it will high idle.
Sounds great with an intake.




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Old 01-16-2016, 06:59 AM   #2
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What year is your truck, my 2014 requires I turn on the brake even when the trailer is hooked up.
I guess I should look into the program to see if I can change it.


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Old 01-16-2016, 07:02 AM   #3
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This was done on a 2014 2500.
It does not work on my 15, 3500 because I don't have the factory brake controller.




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Old 01-16-2016, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have the brake control built in on my 3500.
Like I said I'll look into reprogramming if it allows me. Great idea ,thanks for sharing your mod.


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Old 01-16-2016, 08:35 AM   #5
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It shouldn't need any programming.

Even with your 7 pin plugged in, you have to press the button after start?


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Old 01-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #6
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Ok- I was hoping to get to turn on without pressing the button inside the truck.



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It shouldn't need any programming.

Even with your 7 pin plugged in, you have to press the button after start?


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Yes - I have to press the button every time I shut the truck down with the trailer plugged in.


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Yes - I have to press the button every time I shut the truck down with the trailer plugged in.


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Ask the dealer about that.
Standard operating is that it should auto activate when a trailer is plugged in.


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Old 01-16-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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1st. Doesn't a light come on in the dash when the exhaust brake is activated?
2nd Why would you want it on when not towing?
3rd The exhaust brake works a lot better when in T/H mode.
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Exhaust brake helps warm up time.

It was -36 here this morning.

Even when not towing I use exhaust brake and tow haul mode.


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