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Offline Michael Bonnar

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Break Light
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:24:37 PM »
Again looking for some help, for quite sometime I have been driving my 1950 170S Cabriolet not knowing that my break lights did not work, tonight I had someone replace my break light switch, part # 17-0668

Just to let you know before I had that switch replaced the turn signals did work and still do, here is my question, when I step on the brake pedal the lights display yellow, not red, is that correct? If not what should I be looking for to correct that problem?

Michael

Offline John Ellis

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Re: Break Light
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 08:54:45 PM »
That is correctly wired ... whether that is legal in your area, probably not.  To change, it is just a matter of swapping the wiring at the tail light terminals and swapping bulbs.  The higher wattage bulbs are for the brake lights.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 08:59:54 PM by John Ellis »
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Offline Michael Bonnar

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Re: Break Light
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
Thanks John!