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Old 07-23-2011, 01:15 PM
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Seems my brake light only comes on if the pedal is pushed down very far. (Stock 6 volt, positive ground). Is there an adjustment?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:36 PM
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Crawl under your truck and look at the brake light switch that screws into the back of your master cylinder. It will have 2 wires attached to the back of it. It sounds like yours is going bad. You can probably get a new one at Napa etc.
 
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Mid-fifty sells a low pressure brake light switch which turns the brake light on with less pedal pressure. The catalog I get is for 53-56, so I don;t know if they fit the 48-52 trucks just callem and ask...
 
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Ha! I just noticed how I spelled light! I really should read before hitting enter!
Mt.Doc, I changed it and no difference...abe, I will try that, thanks for the suggestions.
With only one brake light I would like it to come on as soon as possible.
 
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how far ARE you pushing pedal? it may be that master needs adjustment, or maybe even brakes need adjusting. are internals of master in fairly good condition? she may need a rebuild. or even a good bleeding.
 

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