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Re: Brake Switch

To: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Subject: Re: Brake Switch
From: Rick Huber <>
Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 18:47:11 -0500

You were right, the contacts in the brake switch were corroded,
therefore drawing a lot of current, thereby making the switch hot and
not sending enough juice to the brake lights.  Took it apart, cleaned
the contacts, and put it back in this afternoon, and the lights work
fine.  Thanks for the help.  The reason the fuel pump slows down when
the brake lights are on with the car not running is the extra power draw
to the lights causes the voltage in the whole circuit to drop just a
little bit, therefore slowing down the fuel pump.  I'm learning more all
the time.

Safety Fast,

Rick Huber
75 V8 B Daily Driver
65 B undergoing lengthy restoration

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