Question about 1991 Ford Festiva
Brake light switch and wiring seems fine.
Not getting 12 Vdc to the brake lights with brake depressed.
With the brake pedal switch connector disconnected and bridged out - still no lights.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It sounds like the brake light switch has failed. It is located on a bracket under the dash near the top of the brake pedal arm. You could put a bridging wire across the terminals to confirm if the switch is out and the rest of the wiring is OK. If the lights then work replace the switch.
To remove switch, disconnect wiring, loosen locknut and unscrew switch. Replacement is reverse procedure. To adjust, screw in switch until operating button is fully depressed by pedal arm, tighten locknut and reconnect wires. Check for correct operation of lights.
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