[T3] turn signals/brake lights

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Thu Feb 23 13:50:15 PST 2017

On 23 Feb 2017 at 13:20, Daniel Nohejl wrote:

> We just got around to addressing this issue. I have a bolt, a thick
> washer, and a thin wavy washer in addition to the plate. 
> http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1610058.jpg <http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1610058.jpg>

That's the correct setup.

> The bolt was tight as hell so I don´t know how the plate might have
> shifted but clearly it did. Over the last few months, I went from 10mm
> of free play to this. 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOARDheg4Ig&feature=youtu.be <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOARDheg4Ig&feature=youtu.be>

I don't understand how this could change, but even what shows in your 
video doesn't look bad to me. Check the 2 bolts that bolt the MC to 
the pan. If those had come loose, it would increase the free play. If 
that turns out to be the case, you'll have to reset the pedal stop 
after you tighten down the MC bolts.

Keep in mind that the important thing is that the brake pedal have 
SOME play.

> Now, after adjusting, I´m back to about 10mm of play. Let´s see how
> long this lasts. I put some blue Loctite on the bolt this time around.
> Also, I have a new brake light switch but realized I don´t have a new
> boot laying around to replace the decayed one that´s currently on
> there. Any harm in driving a few more days with only one working brake
> light swi?ch while I wait on a boot? 

Those boots are almost all gone by now, and they don't really do 
much. In some ways you're better off without them, since they tend to 
hold moisture in, rather than letting things dry off. And what Sean 
said about the switches being redundant is exactly right.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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