[V8] Stuck Brake Light Switch?

dsaad@icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Nov 1 10:28:00 EST 2005

I would start with reading "Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance".

When you discovered yourself, you are ready to inspect the brake pedal.
Feel it. Look at it. Observe its movement. Admire its simple beauty and sense of

Soon you will be able to "feel" if the pedal is coming to rest at its proper
position. Is the return spring healthy?

Is the stop light switch properly at peace with its mounting bracket? Adjust it
until harmony is achieved - and the lights go reliably off with the pedal up.

Now go out to the garden and have a beer.


Actually "Zen" is a pretty good book.

It might be more practical these days though to read Orwells "1984".
That would help you decypher the nightly news.


Quoting Speakoutprod at aol.com:

> I have discovered on three occasions that my brake lights are "On" when the
> car is off and locked.  I press the brake pedal and the lights go off (the
> last
> time took several depressions of the brake pedal).  I'm assuming this is
> caused by the brake light switch (please nominate me for the 2005 Einstein
> Award).
> Any easy fix (like WD-40) or do I need to replace the switch?
> Thanks,
> Brad "Mensa" Hartman
> 1990 V8
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