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06-22-2006, 09:36 PM
brake lights are staying on,57 silver hawk,i have replaced the brake light switch,worked as should for about 1 day.no problem with brakes,any ideals

41 Frank
06-23-2006, 10:52 AM
Could be brakes are not releasing completely, switch works with pressure so if brake lights are on there is excessive pressure remaining in brake system. Check to see if you have some free play at the brake master cylinder pushrod, should be about 3/8 of an inch

06-23-2006, 01:22 PM
This happened to me last winter. Finally, after replacing the brake switch and checking
shoe springs, I bought a new Master Cylinder. After removing the old one I noticed the return
channel was nearly fully blocked wiyh sludge. Try clearing your brake lines.

Dick Curtis
1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT in process.