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acme383
Stoopid john
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    Brake light switch

    Stoopid john
    Stoopid john


    Number of posts : 265
    Location : port richey, fl
    Registration date : 2011-06-03

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    Post by Stoopid john Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:49 am

    I had a problem with my left brake light not working. I traced it back to the turn signal switch (i'm not real happy with, 2 on ebay and the cheapest is $160) But i was able to mess with the turn signal switch to make it work. But i had to really push hard on the brakes for the light to come on. I thought that was easy enough and when i went to adjust the brake light switch, it fell apart.

    So, if you need a brake light switch, one from a 76 chevy caprice will work. It's threaded shaft is smaller but i welded a washer to the org bracket and installed it, even the dodge factory plug fit.

    Here is the autozone / Duralast part number : DR496

    I also did the LED tail lights too, anyone need the stock tail lights?

    john
    acme383
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    Location : Chicago,IL
    Registration date : 2009-08-25

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    Post by acme383 Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:50 am

    my brake lights currently are inop. if i connect the 2 wires, the light up. you mentioned something about adjusting the brake switch. how do you adjust it?
    acme383
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    Location : Chicago,IL
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    Post by acme383 Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:05 am

    i was looking around and found a brake switch from PAINLESS WIRING. list is $12.

    http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/part_number=80171/302.0
    Twinpilot001
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    Location : spokane ,Wa.
    Registration date : 2009-09-28

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    Post by Twinpilot001 Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:22 am

    It is amazing to me (maybe -only me??) that the auto parts guys cant even come up with this type switch as shown here??? Its just a standard switch that was used for so many years on Gm's & fords and id bet chryaler stuff too. Guess the parts guys are all young types that cant do anything but look @ a computer screen & have absolutely NO KNOWLEDGE about cars & trucks?/ Guess they all should have a year training in a junk yard before gettin a parts counter job!! Being an old guy=i only use Napa for parts as the other parts houses always have the Younger guys with no knowledge of parts . But =i will add - those guys have the tattoos , piercings, and Fancy hair styles -i just love to look @ -thats why I go to those parts houses!! RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! affraid Happy Vannin!!
    Stoopid john
    Stoopid john


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    Post by Stoopid john Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:27 am

    Mine is different than that, mine is threaded with a plunger type, it uses movement not brake fluid.

    john
    Twinpilot001
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    Post by Twinpilot001 Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:34 am

    look into a 56 chev truck part-its like urs & actuated by the pedal.
    VanninBlaino
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    Location : New Orleans, LA
    Age : 29
    Registration date : 2011-05-30

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    Post by VanninBlaino Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:49 am

    John, do all As have the light on the dash that tell you when your brake lights are on? Mine has a wierd light that comes on on the dash. And, my brake lights come on only if i slam on the brakes, too. What did you go with for LEDs? And i have revewrse lights, too. I was going to find LED ones since my lens are shot and french them into the back for a nice clean look.
    donivan65
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    Location : San Diego, California
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    Post by donivan65 Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:09 am

    Do you have a 2 line master cylinder with a pressure differential switch with a wire connected to it?


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    67a 100 pickup
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    Location : ann arbor, mi
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    Post by 67a 100 pickup Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:16 pm

    The one "governor" is showing at the lower right is for a '67 and up dual system that uses 2 of the switches that acme found. . The pedal switch is for 64- to early '67. I have both types of switches on an early '67 with a single master. If your brake lights work with the wires hooked together the hydraulic pressure switch is bad.
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:06 pm

    Those are Chevy parts in my picture,,,,,but same idea,,,, if you have a light on the dash,,,,,,AND,,,,,,,,it looks like it belongs there, a 2 line master cylinder uses a dash light,,,,,,or do you have a separate hazard light switch? They also use a dash light.
    Stoopid john
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    Post by Stoopid john Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:19 pm

    VanninBlaino wrote:John, do all As have the light on the dash that tell you when your brake lights are on? Mine has a wierd light that comes on on the dash. And, my brake lights come on only if i slam on the brakes, too. What did you go with for LEDs? And i have revewrse lights, too. I was going to find LED ones since my lens are shot and french them into the back for a nice clean look.

    I'll post pictures up this weekend of the lights. I have reverse lights too, i don't know if they work yet.

    Here is the lights i bought

    http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/trailer-lights/4-inch-submersible-led-stop-turn-trailer-tail-light-93263.html

    A little trimming in the hole of the body, they sink right in. It's crazy how bright they are.

    john

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