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Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking Systems

Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking Systems

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Replaces the breakaway switch that came with your Blue Ox Patriot (BRK2012) or Patriot II (BRK2016) proportional braking system. Call 800-298-1624 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX294-0929 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking Systems. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX294-0929

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Replaces the breakaway switch that came with your Blue Ox Patriot (BRK2012) or Patriot II (BRK2016) proportional braking system.


  • Replaces the breakaway switch for Blue Ox Patriot braking system (BRK2012 or BRK2016)
  • Includes 1 breakaway switch

294-0929 Replacement Break Away Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking System

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bar Braking Systems BX294-0929 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the replacement breakaway switch for the Blue Ax patriot braking systems. Now this part will replace the breakaway switch that came with your Blue Ax patriot system, part number BRK2012, or the patriot two system, which is BRK2016. Those are both proportional braking systems that we do sell separately on our website. The breakaway switch here is installed on your vehicle and it plugs in to the supplemental braking system. The other end right here is what'll connect to the tow vehicle using a lanyard that we do sell separately on our website. I'd hate to see what happens if the towed vehicle comes detached from the tow vehicle.

This breakaway switch will become activated and apply the brakes on the towed vehicle. This part is for one breakaway switch. But that should do it for the review on the replacement breakaway switch for the Blue Ax patriot braking systems.

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Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking Systems - BX294-0929

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the breakaway switch that came with your Blue Ox Patriot (BRK2012) or Patriot II (BRK2016) proportional braking system.

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My order was taken over the phone, the woman I spoke to was very kind and researched the switch that I needed making sure it was the right one. I use e trailer for all of my needs with my trailers or similar products. Exceptional value and good customer service.

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While in Mac Donalds someone took my brakeaway dongle "key" from the front of my toad. The key looks to be worth under $10 and is not sold separately. I contacted Blue Ox and they wanted to sell me the switch (which includes the key) for just under $100. Fortunately the good folks at eTrailer make the switch available for just under $30... quite a bit more reasonable. I'm considering buying another to keep the key in the glove box just in case someone else decides to mess with us.

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I purchased a whole towing system and wiring systems from CathyT at etrailer. It was a fantastic experience. Cathy guided me througfh all the components I would need for a complete towing system for my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. After placing the order, I received all the parts within 3 days. Whole experience was fantastic, Going to install the parts this coming week.

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Easy to install. Working fine

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Ordered as a spare, have not had to use as yet, original still functional.

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Chris was great helping me get the right part number for my patriot brake system. He also got me faster shipping time for he same cost. I haven’t used the system yet, but hope to in the near future. They have great service, I would highly recommend them for parts.

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Item arrived on time and was well packaged. I tried to pull the pin to see how it worked but I was unable to get it out. I'll ask the technician to check it next week when I get it and the base plate installed on our car.

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As advertised, fast shipping

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Easy to install and works as intended.

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Prompt shipping and product was as described. Great job!

It is working great.
jack - 12/12/2019

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Parts all arrived on time and in perfect condition. 100% satisfied with this purchase.

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Great experience working with e trailer, getting the right part I needed.

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Items arrived on time and in good conditions. Got what I asked.


Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • Replacement Breakaway Switch For Blue Ox Patriot System
    We do not sell just the pin for the breakaway switch on the Blue Ox Patriot but we do have the breakaway switch which includes the pin you asked about. The replacement breakaway switch is part # BX294-0929.
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  • Base Plate Kit Needed to Work With Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
    The easiest solution would be to install the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 if your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited has the standard factory bumper. For this base plate kit to work with your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 you simply need the Adapter Brackets # BX88185. These adapter brackets change the connection points on your tow bar so that they are compatible with the EZ5 base plate kit. Please note that a complete flat towing setup includes a base plate kit, tow...
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  • Potential Causes for Patriot Braking System to Lock Up Brakes on Towed Car
    The Blue Ox Patriot towed vehicle braking systems like the Patriot # BRK2016 and the older Patriot BRK2012 are proportional systems that will apply braking force based on them detecting deceleration in the tow vehicle. If you are not slowing down the motorhome and the brakes are applying then either there is an issue in your breakaway setup or an internal fault in the unit. Check out the linked article on testing a breakaway system. I would check all wiring for signs of cracked or worn...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Pin for the Blue Ox Patriot II/III Portable Braking System
    There is a possibility that the Replacement Breakaway Switch part # RM-200200-20 will work with the Blue Ox Patriot Braking System part BRK2016 but as we do not test them together there would be no way I can confirm this. Also, the manufacturer of either company would not honor their warranty claim if you were to use another manufacturer's breakaway pin. As this is such a crucial component I would not chance it as you can just use the Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Braking...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Supplemental Braking System
    Sounds like the breakaway pin of your Blue Ox Patriot part # BRK2016 was damaged when it was pulled. The easy solution is a new breakaway switch part # BX294-0929 and you'd be back on the road.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plates and Wiring for 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2
    I checked with Blue Ox for you to confirm the correct base plate kit for your 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2, and the correct kit is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1721. This will require a compatible Blue Ox tow bar if you don't have one, such as the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380. I also was able to confirm that the correct wiring kit for your '18 Colorado is the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket # BX8869. With this kit you can then add the Blue Ox 4-Wire, Coiled Electrical...
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