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Anyone ever changed a Stop Light switch on a 67 Charger?

Dean Prevolos

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I am curious to know if anyone of you have had to change a Stop Light switch on a 67 Charger? My brake lights and tail lights do not work. My turn signals work. I have changed all of the bulbs Twice! My headights work, my bright lights work, my interior lights work. So I'm looking at the electrical diagram ( see photo below) and I see a STOP Light Switch, which also is wired to the flasher. Has anyone ever changed one and where did you find the replacement part? Also, my Charger is a 4 speed Hemi. I found the back-up lamp switch for an automatic at Classic Industries but not a Stop Light switch for my car.

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It should be just above the brake pedal, should be easy to see from the floor.
 
Also could be a bad turn signal switch. Mine was doing crazy light things with brakes and taillights last season. Put in a new switch and everything works
 
It is easy troubleshoot the brake light switch. It is an on off switch activated when the pedal is pressed. Pink wire has power from fuse box, white wire sends power to TS switch when you step on brake pedal.

Switch is hard to get to with a clutch pedal car so test for power on white wire at steering column connector when brake is pressed. If you have power then the switch and wiring is fine.

Usually the TS switch goes bad and no brake lights.

All this brake lamp switch has nothing to do with taillights so that is a different problem.

For testing sake run a ground wire to a taillight socket to make sure that a bad ground is not the problem for both of these lamps
 
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It is easy troubleshoot the brake light switch. It is an on off switch activated when the pedal is pressed. Pink wire has power from fuse box, white wire sends power to TS switch when you step on brake pedal.

Switch is hard to get to with a clutch pedal car so test for power on white wire at steering column connector when brake is pressed. If you have power then the switch and wiring is fine.

Usually the TS switch goes bad and no brake lights.

All this brake lamp switch has nothing to do with taillights so that is a different problem.

For testing sake run a ground wire to a taillight socket to make sure that a bad ground is not the problem for both of these lamps
I tested the white wire at the TS terminal and it has no power. I went ahead and changed the turn signal switch anyway and still no brake lights. I will locate the brake light switch and I am told by another forum member that it may just be an adjustment. I am not 100% sure of what the switch even looks like. I will do a search and see what comes up on the Forum. I ran the ground wire to the tailight and also had no tailights or brake lights. Is the attached photo a correct brake light switch for my 67 Charger 4 speed?

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Wrong switch, but same idea. That one is off white plastic with both wires on one end.

1967 is black plastic with one wire terminal at each end.
 
ok thank you. I'll look for that switch. I also looked on ebay and found this brake light switch, that looks like it would be positioned above the brake pedal and push onto the rod to engage the switch to the brake light. Is this accurate for the part under the dash that activates the brake light? I looked up compatibility and this switch has been used for Chrisler-Dodge cars for over 20 years of models. Is this the other part of the brake light mechanism?
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That's it.

According to my wiring diagram, there is a white wire and a pink wire and a black jumper wire to the flasher from this Stop Light Switch. I assume that the wires connect to each terminal: one at each end. Is that correct?
 
Wrong switch, but same idea. That one is off white plastic with both wires on one end.

1967 is black plastic with one wire terminal at each end.
According to my wiring diagram, there is a white wire and a pink wire and a black jumper wire to the flasher from this Stop Light Switch. I assume that the wires connect to each terminal: one at each end. Is that correct?
 
Yes one wire on opposite end of switch. I've not seen a black wire there, but I don't see Chargers. On Plymouth the black power wire to hazards flasher (D1-18BK) comes off the ignition switch.

Pink wire power from fuse box. White wire gets power thru switch and sends it to TS switch when pedal is pushed. Then TS switch does its magic and powers the brake light wires.

You can jumper the pink and white together to bypass switch and see if brake lamps come on, or any power to them. Check at the connector by park brake pedal. Brown is right side, dark green is left. This will work with the key off.

Make sure to disconnect the battery when you are not testing anything just so there are no accidents.
 
Yes one wire on opposite end of switch. I've not seen a black wire there, but I don't see Chargers. On Plymouth the black power wire to hazards flasher (D1-18BK) comes off the ignition switch.

Pink wire power from fuse box. White wire gets power thru switch and sends it to TS switch when pedal is pushed. Then TS switch does its magic and powers the brake light wires.

You can jumper the pink and white together to bypass switch and see if brake lamps come on, or any power to them. Check at the connector by park brake pedal. Brown is right side, dark green is left. This will work with the key off.

Make sure to disconnect the battery when you are not testing anything just so there are no accidents.
See the photo I marked up. Would it make sense to put the pink(power) wire on the top post and the white ( TS) wire at the bottom post? Thank you for the detail.
 
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Yes one wire on opposite end of switch. I've not seen a black wire there, but I don't see Chargers. On Plymouth the black power wire to hazards flasher (D1-18BK) comes off the ignition switch.

Pink wire power from fuse box. White wire gets power thru switch and sends it to TS switch when pedal is pushed. Then TS switch does its magic and powers the brake light wires.

You can jumper the pink and white together to bypass switch and see if brake lamps come on, or any power to them. Check at the connector by park brake pedal. Brown is right side, dark green is left. This will work with the key off.

Make sure to disconnect the battery when you are not testing anything just so there are no accidents.
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Put the wires where they fit best due to length.
The switch doesn't care which way they are on there.
 
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