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Old 08-24-2023, 03:22 PM   #1
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Stop the beep

I have an 2009 International PB109. The emergency beeper goes on and off for no reason. It seems like it’s under the dash. Any tips or tricks to disconnect it?

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Old 08-24-2023, 04:11 PM   #2
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It might be your low-air-pressure warning. Is your air pressure low when the beeps happen?
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Maybe a "no child left behind" alarm?
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Maybe a "no child left behind" alarm?
I don't think that would go "on and off" as OP described, although maybe. The low pressure alarm on my bus started coming on randomly sometimes even though my air pressure was fine. I had the sensor replaced, it was fine for a year or so, and then it started happening again, so perhaps this is a common problem with Internationals. It's irritating as hell but I've learned to tune it out as I don't drive the bus very often. I monitor my pressure gauges regularly and I also have a wig-wag so I'm not too concerned about ignoring it.
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What’s a wig wag? And thanks!
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Old 08-25-2023, 01:49 PM   #7
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Emergency exits

Do you have the original emergency exit windows/doors/hatches? One of them could be the culprit.
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Old 09-09-2023, 08:48 PM   #8
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I recently had a similar issue. The air brake alarm was periodically going on and off. The check mate alarm also started going off even though I hadnít even noticed it for 4 years. Check mate is easy. For the most part, you can just yank it. But make sure everything still works before you throw anything away or lose track of what youíve done.

But the thing that fixed my brake alarm was I took apart the whole dash and crawled under the bus and found and patched every damaged wire I could find. Some mouse damage, but mostly just wires rubbing against the metal frame for 20+ years. I also re-soldered any bad looking connections on the dashboard circuit board. There was an easy video on YouTube about how to do it.

All said and done, my alarms are now all quiet and everything is working great. Hope you get the same results!
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Old 09-21-2023, 09:59 PM   #9
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I have an 2009 International PB109. The emergency beeper goes on and off for no reason. It seems like itís under the dash. Any tips or tricks to disconnect it?
Try to locate it under the dashboard or near the steering wheel. Identify the power source, which could be a wire or connector, and disconnect it to turn off the beeper. Test the bus to see if the beeping stops.
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Good thread. Can I remove my air sensor beeper? Is it a matter of just removing the beeper device and connecting the wires together to complete the circuit?


I will always check for air brake pressure before moving and ensure it's above 90 PSI, it's not something I'm going to forget to do as I understand it's necessary for the functionality of my Bus.
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Good thread. Can I remove my air sensor beeper? Is it a matter of just removing the beeper device and connecting the wires together to complete the circuit?


I will always check for air brake pressure before moving and ensure it's above 90 PSI, it's not something I'm going to forget to do as I understand it's necessary for the functionality of my Bus.

I wouldn't remove mine. I want an audible alert if my brakes are about to lock up from a lack of air pressure.
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Old 09-22-2023, 12:35 PM   #12
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I wouldn't remove mine. I want an audible alert if my brakes are about to lock up from a lack of air pressure.
this.
driving down the road and paying attention to the idiots in traffic around you and a line blows or a small leak the compressor cant keep up with and the brakes lock up? no good that alarm will give you enough time to get pulled over hopefully.
a company i work around just had a pole line truck crash because of the brakes but it was something stupid.
the driver had a newish helper that they always joked and messed with on the crew.
one day they were going to lunch and at highway speed the newish helper thought it would be funny to hit the button for the brakes.
the driver held on and pulled the button back out.
the problem is that air brakes dont typically all release at the same time so one of the front brakes stayed locked up later than the other and driver couldnt hold on and rolled the truck.
brakes are nothing to play with and deleting that alarm can be done but not advisable just because of what it is telling you.
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Good thread. Can I remove my air sensor beeper? Is it a matter of just removing the beeper device and connecting the wires together to complete the circuit?


I will always check for air brake pressure before moving and ensure it's above 90 PSI, it's not something I'm going to forget to do as I understand it's necessary for the functionality of my Bus.
On most buses you can just pull the speaker, there's no circuit that needs closed. I wouldn't recommend completely taking it out though.

They do make different speakers though that are less annoying. I saw this YouTube video quite a while ago. He found a speaker that sounds like a convenience store door chime.

This was the link in his video description to the product:
https://amzn.to/3h4oFm7

And the video:
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