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Old 09-19-2003, 20:38   #1 (permalink)
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93 Tempo No Brake Lights Shift Interlock

Hello I have 93 tempo gl 170,000 km automatic transmission. Today when I shut it off and tryied too restart I couldnt get the switch on the shifter column too engage. After I pressed the brake peddle hard too the floor it finally moved. Then it happened a couple more times untill now it will not move no matter how much you press brake switch. The fuse for the brake lights is good. There is no power at the terminals of the brake switch. Also I noticed that the Brake lights are now not working I jumped the switch with cotter pin, no luck. Anyone have any ideas where the common problem could be. I always thought that one of the terminals on the brake switch has constant power. Is power come from fuse too brake switch too interlock switch, or is it fed the oposite way from interlock too brake switch. Any heip sure will be appreciated
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:45   #2 (permalink)
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I found fix. If you check for power at one of the wires at the brake switch, by connecting test light too spade terminal and ground and you still have now power with good fuse, stab into wire about an inch from the spade terminal and check there. I had power. seems the copper wire inside the plastic fraded and eventually broke without any trace of the plastic broken. New terminal cheap fix
This would explain why it intermit worked while pumping brake peddle and pushing interlock switch. untill it broke completely
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thanks for the information
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