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here is something you all may wanna check
mjbtbrd Offline
Member
#1
I had intermittent brake lights sometimes great other times nuthin' so i buy a stoplight switch and go to change it. I crawl under the dash and see the problem one of the wires at the switch connector is brown and melted. It musta got a lil warm 'cuz it baked itself to the jacket covering both switch wires.

Anyone who is having a problem or is nuts about preventing a wire fire go look
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
This is a known problem on many older Fords. The wires attached to the brake light switch connector flex when the pedal is pressed, and the wires break internally, usually where they are attached to the brake light switch connector. Happened to me a month ago on my 86 Tbird 5.0. I redid the connector, using RTV as kind of a strain relief for the wires where they enter the connector.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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