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Old July 22nd, 2017, 04:25 AM   #1
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Dragon's got a tailight problem.
Hubby redid all the the brakes about a month ago. Wasn't until Thursday evening when he followed me home, he said I had none. But they do work, but only when the pedal is fully pressed to the bottom. As in stomping on them all the way.
How do we adjust to fix this?
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 07:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like a problem at the brake light switch. A little blockage, bad switch. But since the brakes were just done, likely something about the fluid reaching the switch.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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First check the shoe adjustment sounds like there might be too much pedal travel. Over on the Type 3 list there is talk of bad switches. So I would start there. Check for 12V input on one pole, if good then move on. Hold the pedal down and check for 12V on all poles. Someone on the Type 3 list mentioned that a Harley Davidson switch can be used, but the HD switches are two pole switches, so you might have to get inventive with the wiring if the Dragon originally had three pole switches. (FYI.... HD recommends DOT5 fluid). Hope this helps
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 04:54 PM   #4
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He says there is 2 switches on it. 1 is 2 pole, the other is 3.
He's going to check what y'all said monday while I'm at work, I have a day trip with my Mom on Wed. She can't get in and out of my Bronco and actually loves the ugly black bug now
Thanks for the tips guys
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Old July 25th, 2017, 04:10 AM   #5
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Checked everything. Lights come on first time press, then quit unless you stomp on the pedal to hit the bottom again. If I try to drive like that in rain, it's not gonna be pretty .
Ordering new switches today.
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Probably the switches. Mine was doing the same thing. Replaced them both and they work more gooder now.
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Probably the switches. Mine was doing the same thing. Replaced them both and they work more gooder now.
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He brought new ones home yesterday, will get them in this weekend. It's been nice driving the big Horse all week though. even with his miss at idle. Aint one thing it's another~
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Brake lights, who needs them anyway, live life on the dangerous side
Or juse get a big red flash light and point it out the back window when your stopping

I'm only joking about that, a few winters ago I had snow get packed into the area where the brake light switches are, I backed into a store to get coffee one morning and noticed I had no brake lights, while I was working on it the sun came up and I couldn't see the lights reflecting on the stores glass windows, a county police officer stopped to get coffee, I asked him if he would tell me when they came on, he did, turned out the snow broke the male prongs off of one switch, I was able to use one switch to get them working
Afterwards I offered to buy the officer another coffee, he said no because he gets it for free, nicest officer I ever met, it was really cold that morning


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