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Old 01-15-2012, 03:48 PM
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break light switch installation???

Alright I'm working with a 3rd gen camaro that I've done a auto to standard trans swap...everything went well just don't know how to install the break light switch to the pedals??? I even went as far as lookin to see how they are actually activated to get an idea...but I'm having zero percent luck. Honestly I think my bulbs are dead but id really like to know how to hook them up before buying new ones...I'm also confused on the reverse light hook up as well but I seriously feel break lights are more important right now lol

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You should be able to use the old brake light switch from the automatic pedal..... When the pedal is in the out position (foot's not on it) the switch is in the open position (lights off), when you press it, it releases a spring loaded plunger and completes the circuit and provides a ground for the lights. To see if it works you can remove it from the bracket and the lights should come on, if they don't ck the fuse, if the fuse is ok, ck for pwr at the brake light socket.

Reverse lights are controlled by a switch coming out of the tranny, depending on how new the tranny.
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So correct me if I'm wrong...the actual plunger itself should be out for the break lights to be on and depressed when the lights are off...ok I jus confused myself I'm trying to get understanding in a parking lot away from the car..sorry if I'm being slow right now
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The brake lights and the rear turn signals use the same bulb (filament).
The brake lights are wired through the turn signal switch.
When the turn signals are not in use the brake light circuit passes through a normally closed switch (integral to the turn signal switch) and brake lights function normally.
When one side of the turn signals is in use the brake light circuit for that side is opened and the turn signal circuit is closed thus flashing the bulb instead of the steady light during braking.
See attached schematic of the turn signal wiring.

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VIC that was very informative!!! I don't know if it applies to my app but, I have individual break lights and signal lights its a camaro by the way...don't know if I said that before lol
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Yep, out is on, depressed is off. There are variations out there but that is how mine work.
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So I take it my switch is burned out...I don't think the breaklights have its own fuse or does it? atleast there wasn't one in the fuse box when I looked for it...I checked my taillight fuse and its fine...and my turn signal fuse as well, changed the bulb still no light
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Well Maybe, remove the wires from the switch and jumper them, brake lights should come on..... if it does.... it's the switch, if it doesn't ..... we'll have to think of something else.
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