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289 Rod
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
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posted 10-30-2001 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just last week was told my brake lights don't turn on. I have replaced the bulbs and when I checked to see if they worked all that happen was a brief flicker. So I checked the brake switch, yet when looking for it I found no brake switch. I looked at my brake master cylinder and on the end where the brake lines connect there are two wires connected. Is that a modified brake system that sends a signal to the brake lights to work? I am unsure because I know from my car manuals that I should have a brake switch connected to the brake pedal.

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'65 Mustang Black/Black Pony Interior
289 4V 4 speed Manual
Weiand Dual Plane,AFR 165cc, Comp Cam Pro Magnum Rocker Arms, 3.55 Rearend

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I65Stang
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posted 10-30-2001 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats an early '65 (or possibly 64 1/2) brake switch, they were on the master cylinder.

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289 Rod
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posted 10-30-2001 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim,
Your right on the ball it is an early 65 mustang so that is the setup I guess. Hmmm..so what could the problem be?

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'65 Mustang Black/Black Pony Interior
289 4V 4 speed Manual
Weiand Dual Plane,AFR 165cc, Comp Cam Pro Magnum Rocker Arms, 3.55 Rearend

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Alkraut
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posted 10-30-2001 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alkraut   Click Here to Email Alkraut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The wires should be connected to a hydraulic switch. It should have wrench flats to allow it to be screwed into the master cyl.
Test for a bad switch by removing the wires at the switch terminals, and touching them together. The brake lights should go on. If this works, the switch probably went bad. Sometimes the brake fluid gets in, especially silicone fluid. NAPA sells a replacement switch, SL 134. Good Luck

Al

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289 Rod
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posted 10-31-2001 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the information, I got it all fixed. Another question, what are your mods on your brake systems? Dual Master Cylinder? Booster/Power Brakes? Spindle choice? Disc Size and Brand? Calipers and how many pistons? I am interested if what is working well and prices. Again thank you for your problem solving tech.

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'65 Mustang Black/Black Pony Interior
289 4V 4 speed Manual
Weiand Dual Plane,AFR 165cc, Comp Cam Pro Magnum Rocker Arms, 3.55 Rearend

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