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    brake lights are staying on,57 silver hawk,i have replaced the brake light switch,worked as should for about 1 problem with brakes,any ideals

  • #2
    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
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD


    • #3
      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.

      The 1950 Champion Starlight
      Santa Barbara