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jules*
Journeyman

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From: Southwest Ks.
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-21-2001 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jules*   Click Here to Email jules*     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The brake lites on my '67 only come on if I STAND on the pedal....Sooo after reading previous posts on the forum, I was wondering if the simple (?) solution is just a new switch? I was reading where Steve66 took his switch apart, but then ended up buying a new one anyway for a mere 7 bucks?!! Any suggestions? thanks.........

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JAAZZY
Gearhead

Posts: 649
From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-21-2001 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, just put in a new switch. It's a 15 min job. I would guess that the spring mechanism in it has come apart. It's too inexpensive to waste your time working on it.

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kcode
Gearhead

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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-21-2001 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Jaazzy

Mike

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steve'66
Gearhead

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 08-22-2001 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too, and it's available at any auto parts store.

SteveW

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-22-2001 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's unanimous!

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jules*
Journeyman

Posts: 36
From: Southwest Ks.
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 09-01-2001 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jules*   Click Here to Email jules*     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, guys!! But the E-Z way, installing a new switch-- didn't work!! In fact, it was worse . Sooo, I took the original switch apart, cut out part of the spring, & after 2 'modifications', it works great!! !! So, thanks again for all the great info here, the wizards at M&M are the BEST!!

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steve'66
Gearhead

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 09-01-2001 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jules,

Look at your peddle bracket. I had a similar problem and when I finally pulled the assembly out I found the brake's pivot pin had worn through the bushing and bracket about a 1/2"! That will mess everything up. Good luck,

SteveW

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