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Old 10-03-2002, 12:20 PM
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i put on a new brake switch on my stang and it works perfect but after like 2 weeks....it doesnt work as good as it did when i got it..i have to press the brakes deep after about1 or 2 inches the brake light turns on,,,,,,can anybody tell me whats going on? i want the brake lights to turn on when i berly put my foot on the brake pedal, like a new car would ...

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If your switch (Brake light switch) is mounted on or near your brake pedal. It needs to be adjusted. It will have a jam nut to keep it in place. Simply turn the switch untill it is closer to the pedal. Hope it helps.
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the brake light switch is on the brake pedal assembly.....kinda conncted to the pedal input pushrod....... it looks like u cant ajust that...any other advice???
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  • Are you using a FORD or quality switch (it sounds as though the return spring inside the switch is weakening prematurely)...
  • There is a nylon bushing inside the master cylinder pushrod...is it in good condition?
  • Are the pedal(s) pivot bushings in good condition (they may have a flat spot and rotate bringing the bad side in)...

    Is the pedal bracket secure to the dash?

You need to check everything for tightness as the assembly is thirty-five years old and may need some attention.

Also pull the switch and see if the return spring is being held back by dirt or something. You may want to clean the slide with a solvent and use white grease sparingly to ensure the spring moves the contact back to the proper spot.
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