brake light switch

Old 07-12-2007, 11:27 AM
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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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Old 07-12-2007, 01:40 PM
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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?

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:52 PM
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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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Old 07-12-2007, 02:20 PM
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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.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:30 PM
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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...
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:09 PM
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Toggle switch LOL
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