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relax1980
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From: dallas, tx, U.S.
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posted 04-08-2002 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for relax1980   Click Here to Email relax1980     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am brand new to mustangs, and a novice when it comes to cars in general. I just got a í68 convertible, and the brake lights donít work. The turn signals work and the taillights come on when the headlights are on. I replaced both bulbs, but that didnít help. I noticed the brake pedal doesnít go down very far, could it be that the pedal isnít going down far enough to complete the circuit? Any ideas about how to remedy this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 04-08-2002 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M! You'll find all the help you'll ever need on this site. You may want to check and see if the brake light switch is working, or connected. Look at the brake pedal under the dash, you should see a switch with 2 or 3 wires coming off it. That's your brake light switch. Make sure that the connector is on there thight and the contacts are good. If that doesn't fix it then you may just need a new switch. They are fairly cheap, only about $10. Hopefully that'll fix your prob.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-08-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd check the brake switch, that's probably the culprit. It's on the brake pedal, right where the pedal meets the master cylinder push rod.

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relax1980
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posted 04-08-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for relax1980   Click Here to Email relax1980     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the help, I'll check the brake light switch and let y'all know.

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