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On our return trip home from NV I began to experience an intermittent problem with my Power Gear Electronic Leveling System. The problem is - after I set the brake & turn on the leveling system at the keypad, I get a blinking light warning to "Engage Parking Brake". No leveling options will work while I get this flashing light! As a result, I have to leave the coach as is for the night w/o the ability to level. Does anyone know what could be the problem, part to replace or even the possibility as to how I can effectively wire up a work around? Since I have a Brake light on the dash I would like to just wire a work-around to bypass this issue.
Suggestions please.
Thanks!
Bart from VA
07 HR 42PLQ Scepter - 400 ISL
07 GMC 2500HD in tow

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I bet it is simply the switch on the brake pedal arm. Mine would do the same and I could get it working by tapping/touching the switch. The switch is a simple open contact and seems to get some layer of corrosion that is enough to prevent current flow. I never did get around to replacing the switch with something better.

 

Good luck.

Vic Whitmore

06 Monaco Monarch

 

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:43 PM, isptbart said:

On our return trip home from NV I began to experience an intermittent problem with my Power Gear Electronic Leveling System. The problem is - after I set the brake & turn on the leveling system at the keypad, I get a blinking light warning to "Engage Parking Brake". No leveling options will work while I get this flashing light! As a result, I have to leave the coach as is for the night w/o the ability to level. Does anyone know what could be the problem, part to replace or even the possibility as to how I can effectively wire up a work around? Since I have a Brake light on the dash I would like to just wire a work-around to bypass this issue.
Suggestions please.
Thanks!
Bart from VA
07 HR 42PLQ Scepter - 400 ISL
07 GMC 2500HD in tow

Most likely problem is the Nason switch under and screwed into the parking brake valve. Not difficult to replace. 

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Have you tried re-setting the "brain" by turning off your batteries and then back on?  I've never had the problem your having, but I had a constant fault beep while in motion, it would clear up for a while if I turned of both battery disconnects and then back on.

Woody Miller

09 Dynasty Regal IV

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On 3/25/2020 at 4:43 PM, isptbart said:

On our return trip home from NV I began to experience an intermittent problem with my Power Gear Electronic Leveling System. The problem is - after I set the brake & turn on the leveling system at the keypad, I get a blinking light warning to "Engage Parking Brake". No leveling options will work while I get this flashing light! As a result, I have to leave the coach as is for the night w/o the ability to level. Does anyone know what could be the problem, part to replace or even the possibility as to how I can effectively wire up a work around? Since I have a Brake light on the dash I would like to just wire a work-around to bypass this issue.
Suggestions please.
Thanks!
Bart from VA
07 HR 42PLQ Scepter - 400 ISL
07 GMC 2500HD in tow

Could be three things:

Brain $450

Wire $250

Switch $50

This is the parking brake plunger air valve.  Replaced it and all OK.

 

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isptbart

I had the same problem on my 2006 Knight. I had to remove and replace the following in order to correct the problem:  Brake pressure switch located on the air pressure valve that is used to set the parking brake.($60 for the switch.)  

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Last year, mine did the same thing. I replaced the parking brake pressure sensor and no issues since.  

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