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brake light and turn signal wiring

tryin to wire up my brake lights and brake switch which is new, not currently mounted, the turn signals work and light up, ive been tryin to find the wire for the brake lights but can not trace it down. can i run a new wire from the fuse box to the brake switch and back to the lights. i know the turn signal and bake lights share the same wire at the rear brake lights. just curiouis if i can just run a new wire to the lights (which would be easier than spend another 2 hours tryin to trace down the wire) or would i be running into problems by doing this , Thank you, mike

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What kind of car are you working on

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brake light and turn signal wiring

I don't know if this will help or not, but I was wiring my roadster and I could get my turn signals to work, but not the stop lights and vice-versa. I finally took the brake light switch wire and connected it to the 12 volt side of the flasher and now they work like a champ!!!! I did all the wiring from scratch using a GM steering column. I used a pressure type brake switch. Hope this is some help. You still really need to locate your brake switch since that is the only thing that will operate the lights. Your user name may be a clue (slammed '57), but normally, there is a switch attached to your brake pedal. Hope this helps.
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tryin to wire up my brake lights and brake switch which is new, not currently mounted, the turn signals work and light up, ive been tryin to find the wire for the brake lights but can not trace it down.
See the diagrams below. They might help you trace the wire for the brake lights. The wiring will come from a 'HOT' source to the brake light switch and then to the directional signal switch. The universal drawing may help. The GM drawing is for later model connection block and may not be suitable for your car.

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can i run a new wire from the fuse box to the brake switch and back to the lights. i know the turn signal and bake lights share the same wire at the rear brake lights. just curiouis if i can just run a new wire to the lights (which would be easier than spend another 2 hours tryin to trace down the wire) or would i be running into problems by doing this , Thank you, mike
Doing this will have both lights on when attempting to use the directionals. Will not work.
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thank you all . iam gonna try both advices , we'll see what happens
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