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Old 09-30-2011, 04:05 PM
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My 2010 2500 megacab 4x4 cummins w/ six speed tranny had a message come up first thing this morning saying "service trailer brake". It was gone after I parked the truck and restarted it later. The message came back up once more later but was off again after a restart. Anybody have any ideas what this means? I haven't pulled a trailer in about 2 weeks.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:26 PM
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So today the message (service trailer brakes soon)came on every time I started my truck. Any body ever see this before?
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:51 PM
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Might check the plug out back to see if maybe water got in it and is shorting something,
I don't know if you will get a code if you scan the PCM.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:54 PM
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The problem is still intermiten. Hooked up my trailer and everything works fine. Then the display comes on again later. It is displaying CF on brake readout which I assume means check fuse but they are all good.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:30 AM
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Saturday morning I went to start my truck and click click the batteries are dead. So after $300 and 2 batteries everything is ok. Apparently they were weak and causing that error message because it has not come back on. Just sucks that batteries only lasted 1 1/2 years and 44,000 miles.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:57 PM
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Wow, that was a short battery life. I would expect no less than 3 years from an OEM battery.
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