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It might not like old magnets mixed with new. I would’ve just replaced all 4 at the same time!


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Posted: 09/14/22 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

It might not like old magnets mixed with new. I would’ve just replaced all 4 at the same time!


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Brake controller doesn't know and doesn't care what brake magnets are attached, how new or old they are, what brand or color, big, fat ugly nor what day you installed them, time of day, temperature they were installed, if they were installed upside down, inside out or sideways..

OPs issue is commonly an electrical connection issue which may have been user induced when replacing the magnets.

Op just needs to start looking at the work they did to verify their electrical connections they made are solid since the problem they now have started after they cut and spliced..

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Some controllers will disconnect/shutdown output if a short is detected, some will show a error which indicates short.. Don't know what the OPs brake controller is but guessing it may be one that disconnects on short.

If OPs controller is one that disconnects on a short then they need to check the magnet wires inside the brake drum to make sure the wires did not get pinched to the point of bare wire touching metal..

If OP finds a bare magnet wire, they can black tape it and then reroute the wires so they can no longer get tangled up in the mechanical parts.

* This post was edited 09/14/22 04:19pm by Gdetrailer *

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Gdetrailer wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

It might not like old magnets mixed with new. I would’ve just replaced all 4 at the same time!


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Brake controller doesn't know and doesn't care what brake magnets are attached, how new or old they are, what brand or color, big, fat ugly nor what day you installed them, time of day, temperature they were installed, if they were installed upside down, inside out or sideways..

OPs issue is commonly an electrical connection issue which may have been user induced when replacing the magnets.

Op just needs to start looking at the work they did to verify their electrical connections they made are solid since the problem they now have started after they cut and spliced..

On edit..

Some controllers will disconnect/shutdown output if a short is detected, some will show a error which indicates short.. Don't know what the OPs brake controller is but guessing it may be one that disconnects on short.

If OPs controller is one that disconnects on a short then they need to check the magnet wires inside the brake drum to make sure the wires did not get pinched to the point of bare wire touching metal..

If OP finds a bare magnet wire, they can black tape it and then reroute the wires so they can no longer get tangled up in the mechanical parts.


Yes, and your edit is what I was saying about mixing old with new! It gets even pickier on new trucks with the built in brake controller that is diagnosed by the truck!

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