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Where is the brake-light switch?

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  • Where is the brake-light switch?

    .....and is its sensitivity adjustable? As it is right now, I have to be pressing pretty hard on the pedal to get the brake lights to come on. The Hawk's got manual brakes, btw, if that matters.

    Karl


    1962 GT Hawk 4sp

  • #2
    On my '53 Coupe it's on the brake line tee at the left front engine crossmember; not adjustable. it's a fluid pressure switch that could have accumulated crud preventing its actuation.
    "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.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      A new switch will help, but Ron Francis (and others) have a low pressure switch...

      http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~partsort


      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

        A new switch will help, but Ron Francis (and others) have a low pressure switch...
        Ahh, so in other words, it's simply "the nature of the beast"? They do come on alright, but when sitting at a traffic light on relatively level ground with the brakes on, they don't light up, unless I press down harder on the pedal.

        As the other poster suggested, (once I find the crazy thing), cleaning off accumulated 'crud' might help.

        Thanks,
        Karl


        1962 GT Hawk 4sp

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        • #5
          Karl, go to O'Reilly's and ask for a S-194 Borg warner stop light switch. About $4.00 or so I think.
          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

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          • #6
            I don't think those switches are amenable to cleaning. They want to be replaced.

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
            "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.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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