Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long

Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long

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Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway accessories and parts part number FA80-00-2040 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Accessories and Parts - FA80-00-2040

  • Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • Cables and Pins
  • Fastway

Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame.


Features:

  • Breakaway switch wires into your trailer's brake system to provide peace of mind
    • If trailer becomes uncoupled, the cord attached to your tow vehicle will pull the pin from the switch, activating your trailer's brakes
  • Coiled cable won't drag on the ground
    • No frayed ends
    • No need to loop cable around trailer tongue
  • Included carabiner makes it easy to clip cord to your tow vehicle
  • High-strength cable is made of woven steel
  • UV-protective coating on cable boosts durability and is scratch resistant


Specs:

  • Cable length: 4'
  • Limited 30-day warranty


80-00-2040 Fast Way Zip Trailer Break Away Cable and Switch - 4'



FA80-00-2040 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details FA80-00-2040 Installation instructions



Video of Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long


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




Video Transcript for Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable Review

Speaker 1: Today you're going to get a good look at and we're going to show you how to install the Fastway Zip Trailer Break Away Switch with coiled cable. It's available in four foot long with part number FA80-00-2040 and in six foot with part number FA80-00-2060. This is a great replacement for your trailer's old break away device. In case of a catastrophic event where you may become uncoupled or disconnected from your trailer, this switch will activate, locking your brakes, bringing your trailer to a slowing halt.The cable is coiled to prevent it from dragging on the ground. It doesn't look thick, but it's actually a high strength woven steel, so it's going to be durable and last for a long time. The vehicle end features a carabiner so it's easy to connect to your safety chain loops.Here at my camper, you can see my old break away switch is junk.

It's just hanging there. We're going to replace it with the Fastway Break away switch. Yours may remove differently, I'm just going to unbolt mine and cut my wires. Now, on this trailer, the wires are run through some loom. I'm just going to reveal them and then cut them where I want to splice into them.

Now I can remove and discard my old break away switch.Now you can set your break away switch in place where you want it. You want to be sure you have enough room to connect your break away to your vehicle. To get it mounted, you'll have to provide your own hardware. We recommend using a self-tapping screw.I've gone ahead and routed my wires through the wire loom material, back to where I cut my wires. If you don't have any loom material and would like some to protect your wires, you can pick some up here at etrailer.com with part number 459075-1, and that's sold by the foot.

Here where my wires meet, as you can see, I've got some excess. I'm going to trim some off. I'm going to be using some butt connectors, so we'll want to be sure and allow for that.Now I'm going to strip back all four of my wires with some wire strippers and I'm going to go back about a quarter of an inch. We'll be using heat-shrink butt connectors. These are not included, but you can pick some up at etrailer.com with part number DW05744-5.

Now since it's a switch, it doesn't matter positive or negative, we can connect either wire to either wire. So we'll first take our heat-shrink butt connector and make sure that that's all the way inside, then I'm going to crimp it. And I'll take one of my other wires and do the same thing. Then I can repeat the same process with my other wire.The reason we're using heat-shrink butt connectors is because we're on the outside of the trailer and we don't want any moisture to get inside. Let's go ahead and shrink those down. We're using a heat gun to do so. Now we'll tuck our wires back into our loom. If you want, you can use some electrical tape.To test it out, you can support one of your axles with a jack stand, then you can get your wheel spinning real good and then have somebody pull out the switch. Go ahead. If it locks up, it works correctly. And now you've had a good look at, and you know how to install, the Fastway Zip Trailer Break Away Switch with coiled cable.


Customer Reviews

Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long - FA80-00-2040

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame.

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I was pleased that my order got to my home before arrival date happy about that,when I had my brakeaway switch installed it started to get really hot and it started to melt ,I belive it was a defective part didn't want to make a big fuss over this it was on 25 dollars nothing was wrong with original switch just wanted a cable thar didn't hang on ground, I bought plenty of stuff from etrailer and always been pleased but not in this case what should I do? Thank you 431206



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Purchased this breakaway switch to replace a bad one on my gooseneck trailer. Product is much better quality than the factory switch I replaced and was very easy to install. Hope to never have to use it for its intended purpose, but it tests good every time I connect my trailer and pull the pin to check for proper operation. The coiled lanyard cable is a really good feature and assured that the cable does not get tangled in other components and possibly activating the brakes. 582326



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Products and delivery time was great! 703357



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etrailer.com had everything I needed to complete my trailer build, and at the right prices. The products are quality, with competitive pricing. etrailer.com delivered as promised, it was our local delivery that delayed sending the product out to my home, but one call to Pat, and the issue was immediately resolved, and I had the product that night! Great product, Great customer service! 693629



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Nice quality breakaway switch at a great price. 682636



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easy install, no problems, works as it should, 4 foot cable is too short but used old cable 680708


Comments

Fastway also offers a 6 foot cable if you are in need of a longer breakaway cable. It is available as part # FA80-01-2206
Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable w/ Plunger Pin - 6' Long
$12.95

-- Victoria B - 08/08/2019

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Service is great, parts are great. Packing/shipping not so much 671098



- FA80-00-2040
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Everything top quality and delivery as promised. 667280



- FA80-00-2040
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Nice coil and the carabiner clip is ni ce. 641051



- FA80-00-2040
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excellent product, highly recommend ! 635912



- FA80-00-2040
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This is a great product, built very well. I'm glad I bought this type. 582391



- FA80-00-2040
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Very easy to install and much better than the stock super long cable. I have to imagine this will work much better than the long straight cable that was looped through the chains. Totally happy with the product. 576360



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Product arrived with in a couple of days after ordering. It is just what I needed for my Dump trailer E switch replacement. 489062



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Looks like a very good product. However, I like the ability to disconnect the spring cord at the unit when it’s not in use. This cord is permanently affixed. I can modify it, but would prefer not to have to. 485396



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One came with my new trailer. I liked it and am using it again. 480292



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Seamless service. 466873



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This break away switch is well built, easy to test. I should have bought 2, I need one for my other trailer. No more finger pricks with the cable, The plastic coating and the coiled cable should help and keep it out of the way and protected. 431289



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I received my breakaway switch on time but haven't installed it as of yet. Every order I've received has been great and comes with easy instructions. Thanks Adam E. 420535



- FA80-00-2040
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Very nice product! Hubby installed it in less than a half hour and is very pleased. Good quality materials and we feel much safer on the road now! 411582



- FA80-00-2040
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This product is as described, I liked it because it has the ability to swivel back under the bumper when not in use and it came with everything I needed to wire and connect a breakaway switch. 394783



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It's super-handy to have the coiled cable, although I had to replace the carabiner with something smaller. The cable is rather long and I have to loop it back and attach it to the coupler latch. I do love the cable not getting in the way of anything. 388305



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My whole order came in quick and all seems to be great quality. Can't wait to get everything installed 378592



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Been on the trailer for a year. Luckily I've never needed it, but it's showing no external wear. Cable and clip are still like new and the mount is solid. 364121



- FA80-00-2040
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Preorder service was excellent. Questions were answered and product was delivered as promised. Breakaway switch was of good quality and staff was very helpful in selecting the right product. 286651



- FA80-00-2040
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Great direct replacement breakaway switch with easy installation. Fast shipment and competitive pricing from etrailer makes this an even more obvious choice. 276906


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  • Can Trailer Breakaway Kit be Used without a Battery
  • If you didn't have a battery used with your breakaway system there'd be nothing to power the brakes in the event of a disconnect so you couldn't use just a switch like the part # FA80-00-2040 by itself. You'd instead need to use a whole system like the # 20099 and you'd be set. I attached a help article that covers more info on these for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Breakaway Switch By Itself Be Used If Trailer Already Had Battery
  • If you have a battery already on your trailer that's getting a charge and would be adequate to hold the brakes of your trailer in the event of a breakaway you could wire just a switch from it to your brake output circuit and you'd be fine. For that you'd only need a switch like the # FA80-00-2040 for a kit with a coiled cable or part # 2005-P for a kit with a straight cable. The battery setups like the part # 20099 would only be needed if you also needed a battery to power the system.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch for SMI Stay-IN-Play Towed Car Braking System SM99251
  • If you needed only the Switch Pin for your SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo supplemental braking system # SM99251 you could use part # SM99905. But for a complete replacement breakaway switch you can use any of the kits we offer, shown on the linked page. Since these all function the same way they are not brand- or system-specific. Examples of suitable items are # HM20014 and # FA80-00-2040. These and all others are shown on the linked page.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Locking Up Without Applying Vehicle Brakes
  • The brakes on your new RV trailer can be activated either by the brake controller or the trailer's own on-board emergency breakaway system. I have not heard of an issue with the Echo # C51180 before now, and while it is possible the unit has an internal malfunction I suspect the problem is more likely to be in either the trailer's breakaway system or within the 7-way wiring on the Audi or the trailer. For the trailer brakes to lock up without you pressing the brake pedal they would need...
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  • Replacement Pin Recommendation for Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • The only replacement pin I can recommend for a Hopkins breakaway kit is the part # HM20012. If you wanted the coiled design of the Fastway kit you'd need to replace the switch too with the part # FA80-00-2040 and you'd be set. While the pins aren't all universal between brands we've found that the switches are.
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  • What Separate Power Source Needed For Breakaway Switch
  • It looks like you have everything wired right so if everything is working then you are good to go on wiring. With regards to the power source, most states require a separate and dedicated power/battery source for your breakaway system so the 12V pole on your junction box will not work. If you want an entire breakaway kit that includes a breakaway switch, I recommend the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit, Item # 20099. This kit includes built-in battery charger, push-to-test...
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  • Should a Breakaway Pin Be Able To Be Pulled By Hand
  • It sounds like you are saying that the breakaway pin is stuck inside the switch. If that is the case then yes, you should be able to pull this by hand though they do take a bit of force to remove but it sounds like you may be exceeding that. If the pin will not come out then it may be stuck or someone may have tried to install the wrong pin into the switch. If that is the case then it would be best to replace the two as this is not really a component that you want to leave up to chance...
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  • Recommended Fastway Coiled Cable Breakaway Cable for 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You can use either a 4 foot cable like # FA80-01-2140 or a 6 foot cable like # FA80-01-2160. Either will work well on a 5th wheel trailer. Where you mount the breakaway on the trailer will dictate the best location for you to allow trailer turning and also a quick engagement if your trailer were to breakaway from your tow vehicle. If you don't have the entire assembly, you can use # FA80-00-2040 for the 4 foot cable or # FA80-00-2060 for the 6 foot cable. I've attached an article...
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  • Replacement Trailer Breakaway Switch and Cable Recommendation for 4 Foot Breakaway Cable
  • The Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch # FA80-00-2040 that you referenced has a 4 foot long cable. The breakaway cable should be longer than the safety chains according to RVIA Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. This will activate the brakes in the event you lose the trailer connection and the safety chains fail.
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  • Does Prodigy RF Brake Controller # 90250 Act As Breakaway System
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 does not function as a standalone breakaway system. You need to keep using your current breakaway system with this as they are separate systems. The replacement breakaway switch part # FA80-00-2040 comes with a cable that is 4 feet in length and will work great but will require you to replace the entire switch with this kit.
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