1972 VW DUNE BUGGY BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK?

  • Tiny
  • catcherray18
  • 1972 Volkswagen
  • 62,000 miles

I got the turn signals working, but now the brake lights do not work

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 AT 1:55 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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There has to be power at brake pedal switch and the lights have to have a good ground. What vehicle is it? Homade?

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 AT 3:24 AM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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The brake light switch is at the master cylinder. You might have two switches.

The switches are either 2 or 3 wire switches, which do you have?

With the key on, check for power at one of the wires at each switch.

If you haveo 2 wire switches, simply bridge across the wires and see if the brake lights come on.

If the lights now come on, you have a faulty pressure switch.

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 AT 4:13 AM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Need more help?

Were you able to figure it out?

Thomas

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 9:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • catcherray18
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Thanks exovcds! Tested the 2 wires going into the brake light switch, as you suggested. Got spark. Then, replaced the brake light switch on the master cylinder, and whal-haa - brke lights now work! Easy fix - thanks to your solution!

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Thanks for posting the update!

I never know if I was of help. When people don't post back. : -)

Thomas

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 10:01 PM

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