how do i get my brake lights to working

Asked by Aug 09, 2013 at 02:28 AM about the 1978 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1978 f-150  and the turn signals and running lights both work. but no brake lights. everytime i hookup the brake pedal switch up the bulbs light up  without pressing the pedal and they don't cut off . checked the fuses,bulbs,grounds etc as far as i can tell. please help me out ! i need the truck on the road asap !! Thanks

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The switch is bad. My '78 has done that very same thing about 3 times over the years. A new switch under the pedal should solve this.

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What are the chances that the switch is out of adjustment? Make sure the the brake pedal arm is closing the switch and turning the brake lights off.

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There is no adjustment. Closing the switch turns the Brake Lights on. The only other thing to check out (if a new switch doesn't work) is the Turn Signal Switch since your Brake Lights, Turn Signals, and Hazard Flashers all run through there.

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