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Re: [T3] Electric/Mechanical Brake Switch

Yes, that would work - the pedal position is fixed by the need for the freeplay
and the fixed length of the push-rod, at least on dual circuit ones.  Just need
an arm long enough for the pedal lever to miss the switch.  Maybe it would mount
on the back of the foot plate.
I've some micro-switches like that - I was going to use one to show that the
camper roof was still up, just in case I tried driving off with it like that
again.   I wondered what the flapping sound was - side fabric panels were
telling me I'd forgotten something.  D'oh!   Probably need a relay to be sure of
current capacity though on those as they were made for 240V 2A I think..

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Montebello" <lapuwali@yahoo.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 4:39 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] Electric/Mechanical Brake Switch

> One way to handle the long pedal throw is to do what Porsche did on many
> cars.  Put the normally closed switch on the driver's side of the pedal,
> so it's held "open" by the brake pedal arm when the brakes aren't being
> pressed, and closes as the pedal moves, and the arm comes off the switch.

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