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66gt



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
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Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: stop light adjustment Reply with quote

Hello All!

I've noticed lately that when I brake on my mk1 gt the stop light doesn't respond unless I push harder towards the floor to make it light up. Is there an adjustment to make it more sensitive while braking? I found this out while backing up in a parking area that had a large plate glass backdrop for me to observe.

Thanks...
Steve
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peteleo



Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 876
Location: San Mateo,California

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Locate the brake light switch just above the brake pedal return spring mounted on a bracket. You will see two white wires on one terminal and one green wire on the other terminal. Loosen then back-off the two nuts on the switch and make your adjustment.
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66gt



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Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pete! You know I thought I saw that bracket but then again its getting harder to crawl around my car too.

Steve
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66gt



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Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Pete

After further discovery I noticed that on one side of the bracket is a large fiber washer and opposite the bracket is a large nut, is this arrangement normal? Its seems that with this combination it looks like the only way to adjust it would be to add another washer or there should really be another nut which the washer is taking the place of.

I will investigate further when I get another chance to look at it.

Steve
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

There should be two nuts ( 1/8" thick ) on the switch one on each side of the bracket. I can send you one if you give me your address on a PM.

Pete
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66gt



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pete PM sent
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