The same thing happened to me, more than once. You shouldn't have to use
unusual foot pressure on the brake pedal to get the lights to illuminate.
The symptoms you describe is evidence the contacts inside your switch are
starting to go bad. Soon, you won't have any brake lights at all. Time to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Stromquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Leonard Hartnett'" <email@example.com>; "Healey ListEmails"
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Brake light switch
> Now that you mention it-is it normal to have to stomp on the brakes for
> switch to activate the brake lights and will a new switch work easier or
> not? It seems to me my lights require to much pedal pressure to activate
> the lights and so I ordered a switch from Moss.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Of Leonard Hartnett
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 12:37 PM
> To: Healey Mail List
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Brake light switch
> For what it is worth, and it may not be worth anything due to its age, I
> found the following notes that date back to 1994 when I replaced my brake
> switch. Chief Auto Parts merged with Auto Zone in 1998. If anyone has
> where-with-all to check for a cross reference, the following part number,
> a good number, may be found.
> "Switch: Chief Auto Parts, PT3211 B.
> Adaptor: Orchard Supply Hardware, 9073131, 3/16 FLR X 1/8 FPT.
> Recommend good metal washer/gasket between adaptor and 3 way fitting to
> assure no leaks."
> It should be noted that the amount of pressure on the brake pedal required
> to light the brake lights was about the same as the original switch so I
> later installed a micro-switch on the brake pedal in parallel with the
> hydraulic switch.
> (The Other) Len
> Vacaville, California, USA
> 1967 3000 MKIII, HBJ8L39031
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jorge Garcia" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Austin Healey" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 8:29 AM
> Subject: [Healeys] Brake light switch
>>I need to replace the brake light switch on my BJ8 does anyone know if
>>part is available from NAPA or local auto part stores? The last one I
>>bought from Moss but I'd like to have one today if possible.
>> Jorge Garcia
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