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Offline luvmyeagle

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Another brake switch question
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:14:50 AM »
I have the cruise control disabled so do I need a brake? switch with the cruise control setup

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Re: Another brake switch question
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 01:20:47 AM »
Yep; you still need something to work the brake lights.
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Re: Another brake switch question
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 01:00:12 PM »
Do I need a brake switch with or without the cruise control since I have the cruise control disabled?

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Re: Another brake switch question
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 01:03:54 PM »
There are 2 switches for brake lights . One with cruise control , one with out . If you are getting the 4 connector switch then use the two terminals that are pointing to the driver . The two pointing to the left side of the car are for the cruise. I would start at the tail lights. Pull the brake light bulbs out of the sockets and then see if the wires are  still  getting hot . If the wires still get hot then you have a short some where . If not then reinstall the bulbs one at a time checking that the bulbs light and the wires are not hot.
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Re: Another brake switch question
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 02:55:15 PM »
Do you know where the common ground would be for the rear brake lights and tail lights? I was going to check and clean that to if i knew where it was at

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Re: Another brake switch question
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 12:56:35 PM »
The ground wire is screwed to the chassis right below the rear hatch latch .
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power seats ,windows and locks
rear window washer /wiper 
tach and gauge package
A/C
 '85 wagon   power windows and locks
rear window washer/wiper
factory tow package
A/C
 '84 wagon parts

 

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