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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 10, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Brake light switch - are there two?

I was told there are two different brake light switches ,,one for power disk brakes and one for non power disk. ..if it just works off the pedal, can they be interchanged?


I have a 69 with front power disk and rear drum.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 10, 12:29 AM
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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

I say yes. It is just a switch. Closes the circuit to make brake lights come on. Regardless if it is PDB or not.
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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

Not that im aware of? (being 2 different ones) .. But im not 100%

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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

It is the same switch, but later 70-80s ones had the cruise control circuit (2 connections). The only issue is if you added power brakes, the switch might not be long enough. GM added a little bracket on the pedal to adjust the angle of the pedal against the switch.

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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

The plunger throws are different distances, and so is the length the plunger protrudes from the switch housing.
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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

There are two separate switches, one for power, one for manual. You would need the power brake switch to be 100% OEM, but the manual would certainly work as both switches have ample adjustment thread on the collars.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 10, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

so as long as I adjust it correctly it should work fine ..thanks all..I am going to try my old one (non PDB) with the new set up (pdb).
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Re: Brake light switch - are there two?

A note of adjusting...On all our cars I adjust so the brake light come on just before any pressure on the MC.
That way when on has a tail gater, you can wait till they are close, and glance away from the road , then gently put your foot on the brake ...they see a mass of red lights in frnt, panic...and you dont have to slow down

The big advantage is whenyou have the wife in the car .u dont get "you should warn me 1st" and if you do warn them it "no please dont"

My Spelling is not incorrect...it is creative

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so as long as I adjust it correctly it should work fine ..thanks all..I am going to try my old one (non PDB) with the new set up (pdb).
There is a contact bracket that bolts to the brake pedal when switching from manual to power. Can be purchased but also easily fabbed.
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