Probably a dumb question but, what activates the parking brake light on the dash? Mine does not work
A ground is connected by a switch on the emergency brake mechanism. When the pedal is all the way up, no ground is connected by the switch and then when it is pushed down some, the switch closes, and then connects the dash light wire to ground and the dash light should come on (providing the ignition switch is in the run position, the light is good, as well as the wiring, and other things).
The wire for the emergency brake switch it is also split to go to a switch on the proportioning valve. If there is a brake pressure failure, this switch connects to ground to turn on the dash light.
Hey, no such thing as a dumb question. If I started asking my dumb questions, I would be typing for weeks.
The wire might be "stashed" somewhere by the mechanism. The wire is not that long and should be close to the fuse block. Who knows, it might have been cut off.Hmmm.. I see no wires coming off my emergency brake setup
It looks like it is missing the bottom collar that the connector on the end of the wire pushes into.Are these available to purchase? I grounded out the brown wire and the light came on so it works, just need to be able to connect it to the switch and it seems I am missing the piece to do that.
It looks like it is missing the bottom collar that the connector on the end of the wire pushes into.
Chances are they are available. I'm just attuned to the Nova models.
Here is one on a quick search on ebay that looks like yours:
It seems to me I googled "1970 Emergency Brake Switch". The below is used but sometimes it might be cheaper than new and also last longer. Who knows sometimes.your correct Jim, that is what is missing. Can you send me the link to that auction? or what did you search?