Re: FAIRLANE GHIA v8 96 BRAKE LIGHTS FAULTY
I had a similar problem with my EL Falcon, the brake lights would only come on if you pushed the pedal through the floor! My last reaction would have been to replace the brake switch (after being charged 43.20 for a 20 cent nylon gear 10 yrs ago!) and I looked at how the brake switch works.
The switch doesn't have much play in it, so if you tap the pedal, it activates the switch, and makes the lights go on. After a few hundred thousand k's, the metal parts connecting the switch to the pedal wear a wee bit thin, and it takes more pedal movement to turn on the brake lights.
I took a 2cm length of cheap "stanley knife" (thin plastic cheap kind you always have somewhere) and placed it with a smear of silastic between the pedal and the switch. This packs up the switch from the pedal, and if I sneeze at the brake pedal, the lights come on.