Questions on Parking Brake Pedal

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by 12lives, May 10, 2019.

  1. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    1970 GS455 - I have the pedal assembly out soaking in my tub of evaporust. :D The switch is broken. What does the wiring plug look like?
    Also, there is a condenser mounted on the back plate. The wire was cut off. What is it for? Where does the wire go?
     
  2. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

  3. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Switch looks (and works) a lot like the door light switch. Just as plunger and spring that grounds the light on the dash when the peddle is pushed down (same as when you open the car door). You could probably make a door light switch work there if you can make it fit.
     
  4. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Here's a picture of the switch. figure.jpg
     
  5. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Was it a condenser or was it a flasher? If you look up in the top right at the part labelled clip, that's where my flasher goes. I know because I swapped it recently for one that is LED compatible.

    If it is a condenser, it is likely a filter for the radio to suppress engine noise.
     
  6. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    The condenser-looking thing that attaches to the parking brake assembly (not the fuse box)... I have no idea of it's purpose, but mine does not have a wire coming out of it anywhere I can tell (kind of hard to see under the dash), but the brake light works fine.
     
  7. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    It is a condenser, not the flasher. Also, is the BRAKE light that illuminates when the parking brake is depressed the same BRAKE warning light that lights up when you lose brake pressure?
     
  8. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Yes, same light on dash. The circuit includes both the ebrake wire and the wire that goes to the combo/proportioning valve that illuminates the dash light if pressure is lost in either the front or rear brake systems.
     
  9. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Thanks!
     
  10. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Here is a pic of a condenser on the brake assembly, a little different from mine but... The manual shows a condenser on the voltage regulator and/or on the alternator, nothing about this that I could find.[​IMG]
     
  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Hi Bill,just looking at mine to find a couple more flashers,in there I saw that plug,there's another plug,more then twice as long attached to it,and a short plug [ wire cut off very short] that would tell you where it should go.Bruno.
     

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