[xj] Brake Lights Fixed

I’m back on the road. My problem turned out to be a dirty bullet connector,
about 6 inches from brake light switch, dirty, corroded terminals on the
swith and corrosion on the inside of the switch. The corroded bullet
connector explains why I wasn’t getting any voltage to the switch to begin
with.

I’m glad I purchase a large can of Acetone when I first got my Jag. It has
proven to a worthy cleaner for corroded switches, which my car seems to have
an abundance of them. Just got all the windows back working a few weeks ago.

If you take your brake light switch apart for cleaning, try not to let the
little spring inside fly across the garage. It’s tiny and hard to find. Don’t
ask me how I know that.

Earnest
82XJ6===================================================
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Great! And don’t forget to oil those bullets when putting them back together
– will protect the contact points from corrosion.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

EHart1977@aol.com wrote:

I’m back on the road. My problem turned out to be a dirty bullet connector,
about 6 inches from brake light switch, dirty, corroded terminals on the
swith and corrosion on the inside of the switch. The corroded bullet
connector explains why I wasn’t getting any voltage to the switch to begin
with.

I’m glad I purchase a large can of Acetone when I first got my Jag. It has
proven to a worthy cleaner for corroded switches, which my car seems to have
an abundance of them. Just got all the windows back working a few weeks ago.

If you take your brake light switch apart for cleaning, try not to let the
little spring inside fly across the garage. It’s tiny and hard to find. Don’t
ask me how I know that.

Earnest
82XJ6

===================================================
The archives and FAQ will answer many queries on the XJ series…
FAQs: http://www.jag-lovers.org/xjlovers/xjfaq/index.html
Archives: http://www.jag-lovers.org/lists/search.html

To remove yourself from this list, go to http://www.jag-lovers.org/cgi-bin/majordomo.