I replaced my hydraulic switch with a mechanical one mounted on the air
plenum just behind the brake pedal. I left the old, non-working switch in
place so everything else works and looks fine, but I got tired of replacing
the brake light switch almost every year.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Schultz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dan Stromquist" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Healey List Emails" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Brake light switch
> My advise to anyone having a car equipped with a pressure switch to
> activate the stop lights is to install a mechanical switch at the brake
> pedal that is adjusted to close the N.O. switch with about 1/2 inch of
> pedal travel. As you touch the pedal for braking the stop lights come
> on. Beats the pressure switch hands-down. Makes me much more comfortable
> when someone on a cell phone is tight up to my rear. My panic stop would
> put them in my trunk.
> Those tail-gaters also convinced me to install a third high mounted stop
> light incorporated into my luggage rack. Guess I'm paranoid!! ;-)
> Alan Schultz
> Dan Stromquist wrote:
>> 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.
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