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Old 02-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #21
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This automatic brake switch upgrade sounds like a good one. I think having one that when on only activates when I touch the brake pedal instead of activating when I go into coast. I find myself hitting the rocker switch when I only want to coast. I have the oddball R Chassis 04 Journey 39K with the Cummins ISC CM850/ISC 8.3L motor. Does anyone know if the ECM on my rig can be reprogrammed like the Cat C7?

Jeff, I'm being told that the reprograming of the ECM is only a Caterpillar thing. Sounds to me like you might have to go with the "BrakeSwitch" for your rig. Call Homer ( the guy who builds it ) and he will be happy to inform you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #22
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Jeff, I'm being told that the reprograming of the ECM is only a Caterpillar thing. Sounds to me like you might have to go with the "BrakeSwitch" for your rig. Call Homer ( the guy who builds it ) and he will be happy to inform you.
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It will go on my wish list. Top of the list would be a Scangauge and Steering stabilizer for economy and safety. The Brakeswitch will have to wait a bit for more resources.
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Jeff, I'm being told that the reprograming of the ECM is only a Caterpillar thing. Sounds to me like you might have to go with the "BrakeSwitch" for your rig. Call Homer ( the guy who builds it ) and he will be happy to inform you.
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A couple of years after I installed the Brake Switch on my Cummins engine I found out that a Cummins shop can reprogram the ECM to accomplish the same thing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:17 AM   #24
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Sammie, you can get all the functionality of a Brake Switch by programming options available from either Freightliner or your engine manufacturer or Allison.

I'd send it back and have the programming done. When I had mine done, CAT nor Allison charged me a dime, as it took about 10 minutes each.

Why cut wires when you don't have to?
They wanted to charge me an hour of terminal time.. About $200

I said No
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