[T3] Brake light switch conversion.
Daniel K. Du Vall
dduvall at 1peter4-10.org
Thu Dec 7 11:33:21 PST 2017
Most modern brake switches are normally closed switches that are held open by the pedal assembly while the brake pedal is in the unpressed position. Soon as the pedal is pushed forward it is released and closes instantly with little or even no braking at all. This is in an effort to alert the following car of the intention of applying the brakes. With the hydraulic switch we use a certain amount of line pressure has to be reached before closing the switch this causes a delay in activating the brake lights. I have notice that even with new switches on our master cylinders there is a fair amount of braking happening before they light.
Something like this might work but i would thing making a bracket from say the bolt on the tunnel for the pedal cluster over to a good spot on the brake peddle would be better. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1545561.jpg
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> on behalf of Jesse Hernandez <spendthrift9 at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:48:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [T3] Brake light switch conversion.
Daniel, Stop light switches can be obtained from your local auto parts. One brand is Tridon. Not aware of VW specific conversion kit. I installed a switch in an older vehicle but not my ‘67 Fastback. As I don’t drive it that much at night, I will have to check when the brake lights come on.
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> On Dec 7, 2017, at 7:26 AM, Daniel K. Du Vall <dduvall at 1peter4-10.org> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a conversion kit out there to move to a pedal switch from the hydraulic type used on our cars?
> I want to convert over so that i have instant on at the instant i push the brakes. The current system has way to much delay for my taste and honestly no one pays attention here to the fact that you slowing down 😞
> Daniel Du Vall
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