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Re: [T3] Electric/Mechanical Brake Switch


On 5 Oct 2005 at 19:13, Russ Wolfe wrote:

> You might use the micro-switch to run a relay that operates the brake
> lights. On a 12V system, that is an easy relay to find. Next time you
> are at the salvage yard, check the fuse box on a water cooled VW. It is
> full of relays, with ratings all the way up to 60A on a diesel.

Yes, I've wondered about installing a pair of relays in late type 3s, where 
there are 2 empty relay sockets in the fuse box rail. You could do one for the 
brake lights and one for the ignition switch.

Or maybe the better choice would be to use both for the ignition switch, one 
for running current, and one for the starter solenoid.

At least the brake light switches are cheap, readily available, and easy to get 
to.

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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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