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break lite switch SUGGESTIONS

In the process of running my break lines, and I'm going with the in line break lite switch. Any suggestions to where a good place would be to install it? Just in case I have to replace etc, thanks.

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My preference is for a pedal mounted switch they are cheap and simple. However an in line switch can go anywhere its not unsightly and has access to remove and replace it should it need replacing. A brake fail light is a good idea if you are in the mood
to do the work. It senses the difference in pressure on a split system. The knowledge base here is great on brakes go there and soak up some info. safety before speed as life is so precious
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I prefer the lever type of switch such as came on the eary 50's chevy trucks at least they work for me.
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In line pressure switches are notoriously unreliable. I always go with a mechanical switch, usually mounted under the dash and in direct contact with the brake peddle. Any movement of the peddle will activate the brake lights. With a pressure switch you have to "move" the peddle a significant amount to build enough pressure to activate the switch.

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I've always liked the pedal mounted like on the Mustang II, where when you push pedal, contacts meet and turn on light. The in-line I had on my '50 Plymouth I mounted on the rear end. Easy enough to get to and away from heat.
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thanks 4 info on break lite switch

Thats it, I'm going with the mechanical, thanks again.
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