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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    brake light switch

    gm 83 s10 need to hook up brake lights on my blazer have switch at brake pedal, one light blue wire two pink wires with black strip, when I hook up power from battery charger and have a test light, no matter which wire I hook too, I have power at the other two, when I put on brake pedal, it has no power, that seems backwards, who has wired these switches and can tell me how to do it, help!!!!

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    Hey spib;

    1st; There are two types of switches, normally open and normally closed.

    Normal open, no contact till pushed. Normal closed, has contact, breaks it when pushed.

    You can use either one, just depends on whether it's mounted in front or behind the pedal arm.

    Make sense?

    AL
    I don't want to arrive at the pearly gates in perfect shape, rather I want to come sliding in, all burnt up, screaming "WHAT A RIDE"!

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    it makes sence, I have the switches mounted stock the way they are, and trying to figure out how to make it work, it is the opposite right now of what I want, maybee hooked up to sterring collume harness changed it, but I want to go from switch right to rear brake lights

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    Two choices;

    1) Get the opposite type switch, same location
    2) Same switch, other side of pedal.

    Either one, swiched power in, out directly to brake light post, assuming you've got a standard 1157 bulb, one element tail, other brake/turn.
    I don't want to arrive at the pearly gates in perfect shape, rather I want to come sliding in, all burnt up, screaming "WHAT A RIDE"!

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    spibber did you get the lights going....just leave them like they were and anyone following you will be in for a big surprise...
    SEE THE USA IN YOUR CHEVROLET

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    Toggle switch LOL


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