Tekonsha - Australian/Vic distributor

Submitted: Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:06
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Well it had to happen. My Tekonsha Voyager has started flashing the brake lights! I would like to find out who the Aussie distributor is? I read in the archives that they were being swapped for a new one/or Prodigy as they have a 5yr warranty. I could go to repco but I can't be shagged stuffing around. Easier to go to the horses mouth! funny thing is that it's been on the vehicle over 12 mths with no probs. and started the brake light thing only recently.

Leroy
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Reply By: disco1942 - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:30

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:30
Leroy

Take it back to where you got it from. They should know about the warranty problems. Do not let them put a diode in the wire to the brake pedal – this stops your problem but the controller is required to illuminate the stop lights when you use the thumb control to manually apply the brakes – the diode will prevent this happening.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 12:21

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 12:21
thanks for that. I bought the controller second hand but new ( 1 mth old) when I bought this guys trailer so I don't have the receipt.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 13:47

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 13:47
Ring Camec in Dandenong, obviously don't tell them that you bought it s/hand.
They will ask for a receipt, tell them that you have misplaced it, if they insist, just tell them that you might as well just report it to Vicroads Road Safety Division.
It will be replaced immediately.
They couldn't post mine out fast enough!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 15:03

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 15:03
Shaker,

On their website it states they only sell to trade only. Do they sell to the public?

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:10

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:10
That is true, but they are a distributor & will replace it.
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 14:45

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 14:45
Hi All,
just for my info, is there a problem with the Voyager ???
I've just had one fitted {new , but 2nd hand }
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:11

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:11
There are some that have problems, they randomly turn on the vehicle stop lights, & may give a clicking sound.
I believe it to be very dangerous.
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Follow Up By: disco1942 - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:13

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:13
The early ones had a problem where something inside would illuminate the vehicles stop lights for no apparent reason. This has been reportedly fixed but I don't know which serial number or date the first fixed one was produced. There was a work around where people would wire a diode in the brake switch wire so the controller would not effect the lights but this is against the ADRs as the brake lights are supposed to come when you apply the trailer brakes manually.

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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 12:17

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 12:17
This is good news I had a new one fitted yesterday.Keep my fingers crossed.
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