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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Parking Brake Switch/Light

OK, I know this is a nit, but the women I live need this to work...

I am trying to get my Brake Light to light when the parking brake is applied. The workshop manual is useless for this one. I have checked the switch at the brake handle and it is fine. In tracing the wire , it just disappears into a harness bundle.

Does anybody know how the light is wired? Where does the wire from the switch terminate?

Thanks in advance
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Old December 18th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Yellow and white wire goes from the handbrake handle switch up to behind the dash. The circuit looks for a ground, so when you pull the handbrake the switch gives the circuit a ground and the lamp comes on.
There is a Lucar connector just a ways away from the switch and that can corrode, check that.
Also check the switch again, they are troublesome, but you can take them apart and clean them up.
Ground the wire manually at the seatbox. If the light comes on you know it is the switch.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Thanks Mike. I have done everything except check the Lucar upstream. I'll check that today. The switch checke out fine and I tried grounding at the Lucar that connects to the switch.

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