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Universal Mechanical Brake Light Switch

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Amperage:
42
Notes
5/32" round male terminals on switch. 2 10-32 screws included to mount. Lever actuated to OFF and spring return to ON, lever length 2.875
Universal Mechanical Brake Light Switch
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Reviews (28)

Q & A (6)

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Our mechanical brake light switch is "closed" in the at rest position. It breaks the circuit when pushed. Mounts near your brake pedal and the arm can be bent as needed. 42 amp max rating.

Use for your street rod, truck, or muscle car!

Notes

  • Assembly is 1" deep 
  • Mounting plate is 1" x .75" 
  • .6875" center to center for the mounting screws

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
28 reviews
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Tony08
Verified Purchaser
Hamilton, Al.

Brake Light Switch

August 23, 2016
The switch would not work in my application...I had to pick up a different style switch at the local Parts Store. I am sure it will work in other applications.
Pros:
  • Good Quality
Cons:
  • Could Not Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Doug
Verified Purchaser
Pleasanton KS

Great product.

August 05, 2016
Easy to mount almost anywhere. lots of uses.
Pros:
  • Many Uses
Yes, I recommend this product.
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den
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
ark

brake light

May 01, 2016
Good
Pros:
  • Easy Fast Perfect
Cons:
  • Had To Make Bracket
Yes, I recommend this product.
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big scoop
Verified Purchaser
renton, wa.

smaller than anticipated

March 31, 2016
catalog picture makes unit look larger than it physically is which makes trying to install very difficult.
Pros:
  • Nice Concept
Cons:
  • Unit Is Too Small To Use
No, I would not recommend this product.
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Bill
Verified Purchaser
Findlay Ohio

good product

March 30, 2016
The switch was just as descibed. The only thing I would change is to make the switch reversable.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bill
Verified Purchaser
romeo, Mich

Would buy again

March 10, 2016
Will be adding switch to brake pedal brkt on my 47 chevy hotrod
Yes, I recommend this product.
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StyleStation
Verified Purchaser
Waco Trxas

Nice cheap switch

February 01, 2016
Tuff to mount on our 58 F100 dash hanger brake lever. Easier to mount on through the floor brake levers on earlier models
Cons:
  • Not To Simply Mounting
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mark
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
central wisc

handy product

January 21, 2016
I put this brake switch in a tractor that has a cab on it. I drive it down the road and stop light were needed. very easy to install and got the job done. I' am a keep it simple guy.
Pros:
  • Very Simple To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dude
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Verified Reviewer
Kissimmee, Florida

Brake light switch

November 20, 2015
I have a 1951 Ford Fordor with the stock hydraulic brake light switch that doesn't react quickly enough. Installed this switch and the lights come on immediately when I touch the brake pedal. Very easy installation and adjustments to meet my needs
Pros:
  • Works perfectly
  • Meet My Expectations
  • Great quality
  • Installed Easily
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Onecoolcajun
Verified Purchaser
Sulphur La

Great product

October 20, 2015
minor bracket had to be made, worked just as I hoped it would, would love to see this with one set of NO and one set of NC contacts
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

6 questions : 11 answers

2 answers

what electrical connector is used on wiring to switch ?

bk101
June 02, 2014

what electrical connector is used on wiring to switch ?

Answers

July 23, 2014
makesnodifference
Garden variety butt connector. I used heat shrink tubing to secure mine.
June 02, 2014
EricM
We apologize but do not have a plug in with pig tails for the mechanical brake switch number 91031306. Customers commonly match it up with the single female connectors and bring power in and out when pedal is moved. Your local electronics or parts store may have a correct plug in with pigtail.
2 answers

i have to push my brake pedal all the way to the floor before the brake light comes on ?

SWANCH
May 20, 2014

i have to push my brake pedal all the way to the floor before the brake light comes on ?

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July 23, 2014
makesnodifference
Either bend the arm so it engages sooner or mount it farther from your brake pedal. Mine light u within the 1st inch of pedal travel.
May 21, 2014
Travisp
If your brakes are set up correctly your pedal should NOT be able to be pushed all the way to the foor. The mechanical switch has many adjustments by bending the arm. Check the switch hook up with your power to make sure it is set to come on more at the top than at the bottom of the stroke. If you note the polarity it seems to many to be in reverse as far as on and off goes. If you cannot get it to function then a pressure switch would be recommended.
2 answers

normally closed? If the switch is normally closed that means current is going through making a connection lighting the brake lights. Shouldn't it be normally open so when depressed the switch closes making contact?

BPDRV
Grapevine, TX, USA
July 22, 2013

normally closed? If the switch is normally closed that means current is going through making a connection lighting the brake lights. Shouldn't it be normally open so when depressed the switch closes making contact?

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July 21, 2014
ColoradoMaverick
You are correct when it states normally closed the current is going through the switch (“Lights ON”) when the switch is at rest or not activated. Most vehicle manufactures use a normally open switch (“Lights OFF”). When you press on the pedal he switch closes and current is going through the switch (“Lights ON”).
July 23, 2013
Jason
Part number 91031306 is closed at rest which is opposite of some of the OEM switches but not all. The switch is positioned so that when the pedal comes back it hits the arm and breaks the circuit shutting off the brake lights. When the pedal is pushed it allows the switch to go to rest and turns on the brake lights.
2 answers

Approximately how big is this switch?

Nick
Cottage Hills, IL
September 09, 2011

Approximately how big is this switch?

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February 22, 2015
dude43
the switch is much smaller than I expected. the 1/4" wide bendable arm is 3" long from the center of the housing. the housing is oval shaped 1-1/8" x 1-1/2" x 7/8" thick. the mounting bracket stands 1" tall to center of the housing. feels like a pretty stiff spring return.
September 12, 2011
QC
The arm is 3" The assembly is 1" deep. The mounting plate is 1" x .75" with .6875" center to center for the mounting screws.
1 answers

I need this switch in normally open Do you offer it that way

Don
Sparta tenn
February 18, 2016

I need this switch in normally open Do you offer it that way

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February 19, 2016
Eric
Expert
Sorry we only offer this normally closed version. You could simply wire up a relay to this switch change to a normally open circuit.
2 answers

Will this work on a 6v system?

Pete
August 04, 2016

Will this work on a 6v system?

Answers

August 04, 2016
John
Expert
Brake switch number 91031306 can be used for 6 or 12 volt.
August 04, 2016
John
Expert
Brake switch number 91031306 can be used for 6 or 12 volt.
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