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    I am restoring a 1960 lark and i am having trouble with brake light operation. Where is the brake light switch or sending unit.

  • #2
    Look down over the drivers side inner fender. There should be a brass distributor bolted to the frame, where the system splits to the front and rear wheels. OR
    Look under the drivers side floor pan where the Master Cylinder is located. Follow the output line.... You'll find it


    Bob Johnstone
    www.studebaker-info.org

    64 GT Hawk
    55 President State Sedan
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

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    • #3
      Adddendum in case you didn't know: the brake light switch is activated by hydraulic pressure, and is therefore plugged into the brake line. Unlike today's cars, it is not activated by the brake pedal.

      Skip Lackie
      Washington DC
      Skip Lackie

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      • #4
        Depending on the nature of the problem it should be noted, the brake lights are wired through the turn signal switch. Often, the problem is there.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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        • #5
          would the same apply for 55 president coupe?

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          • #6
            Yes.
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10,
            '51 Commander Starlight,
            '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
            '56 Sky Hawk

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