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TR6 Handbrake Warning lamp?

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Regarding the brake warning lamp on the dash.... It is supposed to light up to warn you of a hydraulic failure in the brake system.
I seem to remember a switch that mounted on the handbrake lever that would also turn the brake lamp on when the handbrake was up but I don't see anything listed on the schematics (unless I missed it).
Was there ever a switch used to let you know if the handbrake is "on"?
 
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Not in the 73's Elliot, but the 76's had such
Thanks Ken. Of course I can install a switch on the handbrake and run a wire to the brake lamp.
 
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Elliot--

Adding a switch is not to big a deal. And it's not hard to improve on the one that came on the 76s:


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Thanks Ed... I had a look at your website. Instead of a micro switch, I'm planning on using a small mercury switch attached to the handbrake.
 
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Elliot, please post pictures of your design using the small mercury switch. Thanks!
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Once I get it installed I will post some pics.
 

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Depending on how the hand brake is adjusted, there might only be a 20 or so degree change in angle between brake applied and brake released. This should be plenty for a properly mounted tilt switch, but it will also have to account for slope of the grade. Acceleration and deceleration forces might also be a minor consideration.

Totally doable, though, I think.

Yes, post pics of the final design.

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