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Brake Lights Out

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by greytandy, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. greytandy

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    Hello. '70 FJ40. Turn signals work so the bulbs are okay. However, the lights don't activate when the brake pedal is pressed. I'm guessing it has to do with the "clicking activator" (for lack of an informed term) at the top of the brake pedal, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I can't get her on the road until this is fixed. :frown:
     
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    Got mine from Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters, New one was like 25 bucks or something. Plug and play.

    Wouldnt mess with trying to save the old one.

    Brake light actuator.
     
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    either brake light switch or a ground disconnected itself.
     
  5. greytandy

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    How would I go about finding out where it should be grounded? Thanks.
     
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    mel lowe Cruiserjunktion@gmail.com Supporting Vendor GOLD Star

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    advance auto has the "Stop Light Switch"

    http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=GPS&mfrpartnumber=375003&parttype=422&ptset=A

    $13.50 I purchased one for my truck

    free next day shipping to any advance auto store

    1 Year Replacement Warranty

    Get out your test light befroe you buy a switch.

    You may determine that it isn't the actual problem.

    I use my mag light between the brake pedal and the seat to keep the switch depressed for the testing.

    Start at the switch and follow the wires, testing for current along the way.

    Work your way back to the brake lights, stopping at all connections.

    After replacing my dead switch, my brake lights weren't working because of a dirty connection between the front and rear harness.

    http://www.ih8mud.com/tech/72fj40-wire.php
    switch.jpg
     
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