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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 19, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Parking Brake switch release?

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What part pushes the dash brake light switch closed?

I have the switch mounted but nothing pushes it closed. Is there a small bracket that attaches to the parking brake pedal assembly that may be missing from my assembly?

The switch is the one with tan wire that goes to the master cyl block

The brake light on dash does not work. I will check to see if PO just pulled the bulb but nothing closes the switch that is mounted to parking brake pedal assembly



would it be this?

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https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...SABEgJ3VfD_BwE

This is what pushes the e-brake switch

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1967 1968 1969 Camaro & Firebird Parking Brake Switch Detent Paddle & Retainer Kit - 1967, 1968, 1969 Camaro Parts - NOS, Rare, Reproduction Camaro Parts for your Restoration

probably find it at Summit or Amazon too...

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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

this is the part on Ricks Camaro that came up on google search...if it's the right one

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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

That's it Roger. Picks in this thread.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/16-br...ke-switch.html

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Thanks Alan

...it's always the little stuff that needs replacing/fixing

Not sure if this is a "slide in" part or I need to loosen the brake cable and remove it from the C clip thing then install this part then put the cable back in

I did probe the tan wire going to switch and it is + 12v with key on but the test light stayed on when switch was pushed....I would think when the switch is pushed in the circuit should be interrupted and the test light goes out

Either the bulb has been pulled from gauge cluster or switch is bad as the dash gauge (red) light does not come on with the switch open or closed

I reached under dash and pulled one bulb which I thought was the closest to steering shaft...but it may have been the turn signal one which tested good. My guess is that bulb would be the closest one to steering shaft?

The other 3 idiot lights work (gen, OP and temp) as do turn signals
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Then brake switch provides the ground for the brake light when he parking brake is set
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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

I got this part from Ricks Camaro...it has the end slanted so it misses the parking brake switch so it does not close the switch when parking brake is released





I thought I was ordering this...but got something different with a slant cut in it



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even without the notch cut in the plate it still likely would barely catch the switch...this one should do it as posted earlier

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I buy nothing from Ricks

This one works well and less money the HC

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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

look at the one I posted above, it has the wider paddle on it.

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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

Iím working on same issue on my 67. Ground the emergency brake wire you had 12 volts on and the light should come on. Mine did so I knew my switch is bad or I need to scrap some paint to insure emergency brake assembly has a good ground.
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look at the one I posted above, it has the wider paddle on it.
yes that one does have a wider padel and would easily contact the brake switch I have

....I suspect, by looking at pics of brake switch, mine is not correct. It may have a bracket that sets it off further away from the pedal assembly

This appears to be the switch that is correct. IDK if the bracket is shorter which would bring it "under" the plate of the paddle bracket

https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1..._p/pkb-602.htm

I am dealing with a non working dash brake light. Either my switch is bad or the PO pulled the bulb from the dash cluster as the light does not come on if I push the existing switch down

Not having a way, currently, of depressing the switch I purchased the plate from Ricks. If that part was what was shown on their site, it would contact my switch.

With that said the plate does look like the link you posted but not like the plate in this pic which I was using as a "guide" to fix mine...notice it des not have the angle cut on the paddle

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look at the one I posted above, it has the wider paddle on it.<img src="https://www.camaros.net/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
yes that one does have a wider padel and would easily contact the brake switch I have

....I suspect, by looking at pics of brake switch, mine is not correct. It may have a bracket that sets it off further away from the pedal assembly

This appears to be the switch that is correct. IDK if the bracket is shorter which would bring it "under" the plate of the paddle bracket

https://www.camarocentral.com/1967_1..._p/pkb-602.htm

I am dealing with a non working dash brake light. Either my switch is bad or the PO pulled the bulb from the dash cluster as the light does not come on if I push the existing switch down

Not having a way, currently, of depressing the switch I purchased the plate from Ricks. If that part was what was shown on their site, it would contact my switch.

With that said the plate does look like the link you posted but not like the plate in this pic which I was using as a "guide" to fix mine...notice it des not have the angle cut on the paddle

I’ll post a couple pics of mine when I get back to my desk top.
I’m pretty sure I trimmed mine a bit because it was to big and I needed to clear the new fuse block or something.

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I did probe the tan wire going to switch and it is + 12v with key on but the test light stayed on when switch was pushed....I would think when the switch is pushed in the circuit should be interrupted and the test light goes out

Either the bulb has been pulled from gauge cluster or switch is bad as the dash gauge (red) light does not come on with the switch open or closed

I reached under dash and pulled one bulb which I thought was the closest to steering shaft...but it may have been the turn signal one which tested good. My guess is that bulb would be the closest one to steering shaft?

The other 3 idiot lights work (gen, OP and temp) as do turn signals
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I am dealing with a non working dash brake light. Either my switch is bad or the PO pulled the bulb from the dash cluster as the light does not come on if I push the existing switch down
By probing the tan wire with the ignition on and it showing 12V is how it should be and then if the tan is grounded, should light up the dash "Brake" light.

Looking at the picture it looks like the bottom part of the plunger switch is missing the metal crimped on end that the tan wires terminal pushes onto. The wire tie looks to be holding the plunger in place and I think someone just shoved the tan wire into the inside of the plastic plunger tube.

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Re: Parking Brake switch release?

As you can see in the attached pictures, I had to do a little trimming on the corner.


I need to flip that little clip around,looks like I put it on backwards.
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