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Old 06-15-2006, 08:31 PM
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Default Another brake light problem

I've read the two recent posts on no brake lights and I'm still stumped. Here's the deal:

- Running lights work fine.
- Turn signals work fine.
- No brake lights.
- Good brakes adn MC is full.
- If I short a screwdriver across the switch terminals on the master cylinder with the wires connected, I get brake lights.
- If I pull the wires and put a nail in each socket and touch the nails together, I get brake lights.

So, that means I've got power to the switch and good connections to the switch. This would lead me to replace the switch, but I did that in 2002 with a brand new NAPA unit. (The NAPA guy said this switch was used for nearly every Ford from about 1940 to 1980!) The brakes lights were working fine after I put the switch in, I'm not sure when they quit.

I tried pulling the switch and filling it with brake fluid (although I just poured it in, I didn't have a syringe) adn that didn't help eitehr. Is there a way to bleed the system at the master cylinder? I di re-do the MC, all wheel cylinders and rubber lines back in 2002, perhaps there's a connection?

I'm stumped, any ideas?
DGS (aka salguod)
1960 Convertible - Raven Black, Red leather
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