1984 Nissan 300ZX brake and light problem

Tiny
DWAYNE AUSTIN
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  • 1984 NISSAN 300ZX
  • 225,000 MILES
My brake lights wont come on and my rear lights wont go off in off position except when brake fuse is removed from driver side fuse box then lights are fine but I cant seem to get brake lights on at all. What should I do to correct this problem?
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 6:00 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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THIS MAY NOT BE EXACTLY HOW YOUR IS SET UPIT WILL BE SORTA SIMILAR----MY PIC WAS MADE FOR AN "ACURA"

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE ARE A "BAD SWITCH"----THE SWITCH DISLODGED FROM IT'S HOLDER----OR MAYBE A PART AS SHOWN IN MY PIC (OR SIMILAR) CRUMBLED AWAY INTO THE FLOOR. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE PIECES DOWN THERE!

I LOOKED AT "ADVANCE AUTO PARTS ONLINE" FOR THE SWITCH---SHOULD YOUR SWITCH BE BAD---THEY SHOW 2 DIFFERENT STYLES (THE CONNECTOR IS THE DIFFERENCE) ONE WAS JUST OVER $7 THE OTHER JUST OVER $12

A HAND MIRROR AND A BRIGHT FLASH LIGHT MAY HELP YOU SEE THE WAY YOURS WORKS, AND WHAT MAY BE WRONG (IF IT'S A MECHANICAL PROBLEM) THIS WILL HELP WITHOUT "BREAKING YOUR NECK" (YOU MAY STRAIN IT LATER WHEN YOU ATTEMPT A REPAIR)

YOU WILL NOTICE THE SWITCHES PLUNGER "SHOULD" BE PUSHED IN, WHEN THE PEDAL IS AT REST

MAYBE MY HOME-MADE PIC WILL EXPLAIN BETTER. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MY "QUICK FIX", I'LL TRY AGAIN

I DON'T REMEMBER WHOSE CAR I HELPED ON THE 1ST TIME I ENCOUNTERED THIS "STUPID PART"---WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND IT AT SEVERAL PARTS STORES (MUST BE A DEALER ITEM) SO WE USED A PLASTIC TRIM DEALEE (LIKE HOLDS THE DOOR PANEL OR CARPET IN YOUR TRUNK---WE STACKED A FEW WASHERS UNDER IT AND. WAH-LAH! IT PUSHED INTO THE HOLE AND WAS NOW TALL ENOUGH TO DEPRESS THE SWITCH

LEMME KNOW IF THIS HELPS AT ALL

GOOD LUCK!

THE MEDIC
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