1961 ID 19 brake switch
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    135

    Default 1961 ID 19 brake switch

    Simple question, where on an early heidelberg car is the brake switch located, it is the pendant brake type with brake fluid. Also is it mechanical or hydraulic. I need to get my brake lights working for the mot tomorrow or I will be taking the wrong car to the ICCR!
    Thanks
    Helmut

    Advertisement

  2. #2
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,534

    Default

    Is your car Heidelberg, or Slough? There isn't much of a big difference though, I'm guessing. If nobody else answers until I can get back from looking it up, I'll try to have an answer to you. I'm pretty sure the switch is mechanical.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

  3. #3
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,534

    Default

    Helmut:

    The switch is located just under the brake pedal. It's a small, square box with a tierod attached to it that ties it to the brake pedal. What's leading you to believe it's the switch? No output to the brake lights at all? Were they working up to this point? Is everything else tied to the battery side of that circuit working? Check both sides of the fuses- they sometimes blow inside the cap, where you can't see. Also, you can check the circuit by simply excluding the switch- jumper the switch connections together.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Symar/ca/usa
    Posts
    607

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by helmut View Post
    Simple question, where on an early heidelberg car is the brake switch located, it is the pendant brake type with brake fluid. Also is it mechanical or hydraulic. I need to get my brake lights working for the mot tomorrow or I will be taking the wrong car to the ICCR!
    Thanks
    Helmut

    If we are talking about the switch that activates the rear stop lamps - AFAIK they were all just a simple reed switch - ID's and DS's. Position and adjustment method varied by year and model, however.

    Steve

  5. #5
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    135

    Default

    Thanks to your help and copious amounts of that old favorite- WD40 - I now have brake lights again Now all I need is for everything else to work at 3pm today.
    cheers
    Helmut

  6. #6
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,534

    Icon14

    Quote Originally Posted by helmut View Post
    Thanks to your help and copious amounts of that old favorite- WD40 - I now have brake lights again Now all I need is for everything else to work at 3pm today.
    cheers
    Helmut
    Excellence!!
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •