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Old 01-17-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Ok, some of you may remember my recent thread about my brake lights not disengaging??
Now they won't engage.
I am planning on going down to checker again to get another switch.

Before I do that. Is there anything else that it could be?
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First, remove the connector from the brake switch on the brake pedal structure and with the key off, short the two leads together. If the brake lights come on, check the positioning of the switch (when pushing on the plunger can feel it make and break). If they do not come on, check that there is 12v on one of the leads. If not, the proplem is upstream of the swich, if there is then the problem is downstream.

Harbor Freight has a nice little DVM usually for $3.99. I have several.
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Second, edit your post and title your topic appropriately.
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ok, just got home...i got another switch, we'll see about this one this time
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huh. thanks for the responses guys.

switch is fine, somehow the plug managed to wiggle its way out...so hah, i plugged it back in...and VOILA, whos got brake lights? I DO!

So thats good, i get to return that second brake switch.
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