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RE: Help needed now - Brake light switch

To: "K. Valentine" <kevin@valentinephoto.net>, "Spridgets" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: Help needed now - Brake light switch
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 15:08:17 -0500
Can't help you, there.  But, I CAN tell you that the replacement switch,
that Moss sells, is a Chink-built piece of crap.  When my second Chink-built
replacement failed, last summer, I got to looking at the original, Lucas
switches, which I had lying around.  I found that they could be
disassembled, cleaned, and lubed with Gibbs Penetrant, and returned to full
So, if you've got an original equipment Lucas brake light switch, it's very
easy to take a small screw driver, and un-crimp the metal body, where it
holds the plastic insert, and take it apart.  It's a very simple,
uncomplicated switch, which can be cleaned up, re-lubed, and put back into
service.  I used the Gibbs Penetrant, because, besides being a lubricant, it
will protect the contacts from re-corroding.  I would NOT recommend WD-40,
because that stuff will eventually gum up the works, and you'll be back to
square one.  The Gibbs Penetrant is a bit pricey (like $20 for an 11 or 13
oz. spray can), but it does all kinds of good stuff.
Others will have other "miracle mist", which they'll use.  The bottom line
is: don't throw anything away which happens to be old, and Lucas at the same
time.  Desperate men do desperate things (story of my life!!), and you'll be
amazed at what you can salvage/recondition with a bit of ingenuity, and
elbow grease.
Bud Osbourne
-----Original Message-----
From owner-spridgets at autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-spridgets@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of K. Valentine
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:41 AM
To: Spridgets
Subject: Help needed now - Brake light switch

Hey All,

Does anyone know the modern  day interchange part number for the
lucas brake light switch? (the one that threads into the pedal box).
Even the car and model that will work     Subaru?  Honda? Nissan?

I have Macy on his cell phone....  He is standing in a NAPA store in
Philadelphia trying to get a switch that will fit.......

Kevin V

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