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Username Post: 56 Cheverolet Belair Brake Light Switch issue        (Topic#365618)
IndyTom 
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Loc: Rockville, VA USA
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06-25-21 05:40 PM - Post#2822102    

Years ago I rewired my Belair with the dash harness kit CE64072. For the last 5 months my brake lights have been working intermittently. I replaced the original brake light switch and I cannot keep the two wires with male terminals from the new brake light switch in the connector. I do not believe they are locking in the "Stop Lamp SW and Temp Sender Connectors" connector. This connector hangs vertically and the wires from the brake light switch are just long enough to reach the connector. I'm looking for help on this problem.

Also, can I pull the female terminals out of the backside of this connector without damaging them?



 
Donny 
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07-09-21 05:31 PM - Post#2822943    
    In response to IndyTom

  • IndyTom Said:
Years ago I rewired my Belair with the dash harness kit CE64072. For the last 5 months my brake lights have been working intermittently. I replaced the original brake light switch and I cannot keep the two wires with male terminals from the new brake light switch in the connector. I do not believe they are locking in the "Stop Lamp SW and Temp Sender Connectors" connector. This connector hangs vertically and the wires from the brake light switch are just long enough to reach the connector. I'm looking for help on this problem.

Also, can I pull the female terminals out of the backside of this connector without damaging them?



Not really sure what to say here. The leads are to the factory blueprint as far as the length is concerned. The correct switch should have about a 6 inch black lead wire off each terminal with a male blade on it that just plugs into the orange and white lead wires on the dash harness. If you want to send me a picture of your switch, I'll see if I can come up with anything additional. Pretty easy deal. Not much to go wrong. How did it work for 5 years? Just asking, not being a smarty pants. Trying to figure this out. Send any pics or info to don.bock@americanautowire.com

Donny




 
Dan. 
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Dan.
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10-12-22 08:02 PM - Post#2848462    
    In response to Donny

Old thread but I just went through replacing my brake light switch. The stock style plastic ones are very fragile and hard to install and adjust with the sheet metal nuts on the plastic switch.

I found this one on amazon for about the same price as a stock on and it's all metal. It comes with one adjusting nut, but you can add a second one it's a 8mm x1.25 thread.

Works so much better than the plastic ones.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CRZEZ2 /ref=p...



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Edited by Dan. on 10-12-22 08:03 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Tony1963 
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10-19-22 04:16 AM - Post#2848776    
    In response to Dan.

Agree with the all metal switch!

Nice and thanks for sharing!



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