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I posted this last week with no response, either people don't like me or it is a really hard question...LOL

I had intermittent brake lights ( would work if I really mashed them hard) and upon investigation of the switch I found that PO used a cotter pin in place of the real clip pin that goes there. With the switch out I test it to see if it works and it does. I steal a clip pin from my '70 and reinstall it thinking that might fix it, it does not. Then I find that the switch does not appear to lock into place like my '70 and '71. Is this normal? My '71 seems to lock in "horizontally" for the lack of another term, and the one in the '68 can pivot down.( there is interferance with something preventing it from pivoting up) I buy a new switch and install it and it also pivots, although now the brake light comes on as normal. The problem is that it "sticks" on unless I pull the pedal out with the toes of my left foot.
Whats wrong, and how do i fix this?
I have the switch installed correctly I think, with the opened tang to the right ot the pedal, This is how I put it on my '71 when I replaced it and it works fine.
Is there anywhere that sells these clip pins that is not an mail order or website? (store front chain) as I have to replace the one I got off my '70. HELP! this is my daily driver and I need brake lights....
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Does your brake pedal return to the top of the travel like it's supposed to? If the return spring is missing or unhooked then the pedal will "droop" (for lack of a better term) and opperate the switch just like it's supposed to. It may be a problem with the pedal and not the switch.

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Ahhhh that might be it, I will check, Where on the pedal is the spring attached? and where is the other end hooked up? Thanks!!!
 
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