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Brake light wiring problems

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  • Brake light wiring problems

    I purchased my 66 Cruiser 10 months ago and didn't realize until a couple of months ago the brake lights were inoperative. I knew that there were no wires connected to the fluid switch so I figured that someone had a pedal activated switch installed. WRONG!! I now need to have this corrected so I am asking you good folks for assistance. I need to know how I can rewire the fluid switch so those driving behind me can be warned. I thank you kindly for your assistance. Bruce

  • #2
    Look for a pair of wires (maybe red ? )coming off the main harness with female bullet connectors. They may have just been knocked off.

    64 Commander 2 dr.
    64 Daytona HT
    63 Cruiser
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    63 Lark 2 door #2
    62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland


    • #3
      I'm with JP...I'll bet they are still flopping around there someplace.

      Follow the main harness out of the firewall and check for the wires John describes. They sound be within "reach" of the MC.

      If you find them and attach them to the switch and the brake lights still don't work, jumper the two wires together. If you get brake lights this way, the switch is bad. The switches are common and your FLAPS should have one. You may have to change the connectors to match the switch you get.

      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA