Some have asked, so I ran down to the garage and got the box. It is by
Intermotor, Nottingham, England, part number SPB401-AM or also 51610, but
probably the SPB number. It is in a blue and yellow box. I'm now on my
third one (which replaced one that has been in there for probably over 25
years as I don't remember ever replacing it to begin with - maybe my dad
remembers putting one in 25 years ago when we first got the car. But,
even if he does remember, it still only means that it lasted for a long
It was my intent to simply get a new one to last until I could fabricate a
bracket, which I still plan on doing. But, when he told me the Lucas one
has had no complaints, I thought I'd just give that a shot with no
fabrication. I have some ideas about a bracket. But, it will take some
time to do it right so that it will position the switch in the right place
and still be strong enough not to weaken and twist from the constant on
and off pressure (which I know will not be that strong of pressure. But,
enough to have to make sure it is right).
----- Forwarded by Jay Laifman/Attorney/Legal/CF/CCI on 11/12/2003 01:47
11/12/2003 11:52 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tigers@autox.team.net
Subject: Damn Brake Light Switch
I stated in an earlier posting to the SAOC board that I was having trouble
with my third new brake light switch. Each one has worked fine when
installed, then slowly needed more and more pressure to light, and stopped
working. I drive the car every day and have never ever put in any DOT 5 -
only Castrol LMA Dot 3/4.
So, I went to the store again. Popped in a new one, no special bleeding
or anything, and it's working again fine. The shop owner said he has
heard of problems with this brand's switch - it is in a blue/yellow box,
same one I got from Sunbeam Specialties three switches back. I can get
the name if anyone is interested - the box is in my trunk. He also said
that he has heard of no problems with the more expensive Lucas one (about
$30). So he ordered one for me.
Just remember to keep checking that your are working!