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1953 Roadmaster - Brake Light Blues


TomE_1953
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I have to press the brake pedal real hard before I see the brake lights come on. I've looked at all my manuals but can't locate how I adjust the brake light control associated to the pedal. I've located the brake light connector under the hood. I'm going to remove the road/engine grime that built up on it and see if that will help make a better connection. I'd like the brake light to come on as soon as I press the brake pedal.

Any other suggestions, step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

You guys have always come through for me in the past. wink.gif

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Assuming your '53 RM has basically the same brake line system as the '53 Special I used to have...the brake light switch is located by the master cylinder. It screws into a block where all of the lines come together. I used to have to replace mine about every couple of years. I was told that the reason was that I used silicone break fluid and that for some reason the fluid is hard on the switch. It's a simple fix. In fact I just replaced the one on my '38 ( [color:\\"red\\"]also silicone fluid ) because it was acting the same way your '53 is. Had to mash really hard on the pedal to get them to work. Now, with the new switch installed, a slight tap on the brake is all it takes. smirk.gif

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