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RE: [T3] brake lights



> From: Patrick Jurgaitis [mailto:crunchtoast@yahoo.com]
...snips all over...
> my brake lights aren't going on.
> braking lightly, they don't go on, but when my foot
> goes all the way down the pedal, the lights will work.
> Does anyone have any idea how I can adjust the
> sensitivity of the brake lights?

Pat,
A couple things come to mind.

- You may have air in brake lines and it takes a full stoke of the pedal to
compress the air/fluid enough to trip the brake light switch in the master
cylinder.

- The brake switch itself may have had enough.  It's possible that it is 30
years old and tired of playing the game.  In this case, you might try
swapping the brake warning switch for the light switch.

- Your master cylinder may be worn at end closest to the pedal, allowing
'blow by' until the plunger gets to the less-worn far-end of the cylinder,
at which time the pressure builds up enough to trip the switch.

Hope that helps,
Freddie Lochner
http://devoted.to/my69notch
69 Notch
66 Fasty

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