new guy here I really need help with my brake lamps.

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Landojmz
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new guy here I really need help with my brake lamps.

Postby Landojmz » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:52 pm

Well my problem is that my brake light switch meseed up for the second time and I dont know exactly why, I have thoughts that the third brake light that I installed is causing the fuse to blow and eventually the switch, should I un install and re install right from the brake light switch or try something else. All this is on my 79 510 that I recently purchased the wiring harness is a mess..


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Speedgato
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Re: new guy here I really need help with my brake lamps.

Postby Speedgato » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:03 am

I suck at electrical but I would remove the 3rd light and see what happens. You may want to install a relay for your lights as the old Datsun wiring starts getting a lot of resistance and making things difficult.

Speedracer906
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Re: new guy here I really need help with my brake lamps.

Postby Speedracer906 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:01 pm

I recently replaced all my bulbs with LED. I've done relays in the past but LEDs are better.
On a side note. Instead of the typical fast blinking issue that is well known when replacing bulbs to LEDs, I experianced a no or slow blinking issue. All I had to do was replace the flasher with an electronic flasher. I've seen people refer to them as low load but I believe they just called them "electronic" when I went to Auto Zone.
The result is less load on the switch and as a result less on the fuses.
Also....buy red or amber color for the brake lights, white bulbs make the red lens look kind of orange.


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