Sweaty Betty.

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by ccain, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Bryan59EC

    Bryan59EC In Overdrive

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    Might consider wiring in a set of headlight relays---easy to do and you will have some brighter lamps
    the wiring in any production vehicle is marginal at best, and age, corrosion and a number of other things can wipe out the wiring in a hurry.

    Now---if the brake switch does not fix the brake lights---you may need to change the turn switch.
    Ya--I know--turns and hazards work----big deal
    every time you activate a signal, you deactivate the brake circuit for that side

    Turn switch has 3 different sources of power
    Brake switch power------only powered with the pedal depressed
    Accessory power-----Turn signals
    Battery power----hazards.

    If that brake contact set in the turns is freaking out---no brake lights.
    I can't really give you colors to check as my lil Ford has been wired with GM colors and functions----(do what you know)
     
  2. ccain

    ccain In Third Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    Well THERE's yer problem!!!

    Found the issue with Betty's brake lights. The wire and the plug must have had some irreconcilable differences and decided to separate. :(:oops:
    It's hardest on the children. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Basstrix

    Basstrix In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Perhaps it was coincident that it happened after the welding?

    Glad you found the problem.
     
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  4. ccain

    ccain In Third Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Hell, god knows when the wire broke. I could have been driving with no brake lights long before the welding.
    I do know that the brake lights worked the last time I did a light inspection on the car...
    Well, okay, the wife said they were working... I think she may be trying to kill me for the insurance money. You know... "Double indemnity" and what not. :eek::D
     
  5. Steve 74gtQ

    Steve 74gtQ In Overdrive

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    Old age and treachery lol
     
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  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Yeah, pattern failure. The wife is always looking for a bit of cash to...I mean...those pesky wires always break....
     
  7. Lowrider

    Lowrider In Third Gear

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    Common failure on all Fords with that plug. Replaced many over the years. One of the 1st places you looked when the brake lights went out.
     
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  8. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly In Maximum Overdrive

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    Those wires were too short in the beginning and often routed incorrectly causing a pull on the connector every time you pushed the brake. Common sense while you repair the broken off wire tells you to lengthen the leads to prevent this nonsense from happening again. Glad you found it !
     
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