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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Question in brake light switch Reply with quote

I'm almost done wiring my M38. It's not original and has a new 12 volt wiring harness from a CJ3A. I'm having a problem with the brake light switch. I can't get the male connectors on the wiring harness to fully insert into the brake light switch. It seems they only go in about half way no matter how hard I push. Do they just push in or am I missing something here? Thanks, Marty.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty, Try giving us a wee bit more info. What type of terminal are you using? Which brake light switch are you using? Better yet post a photo the thingy you are trying to push in and the thingy that you are trying to push into.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same issue when I installed my 12 v wiring kit. Only half way in and they would fall out. I actually tried to bend the connectors in to make them tighter, but one half of one terminal broke off. My solution was to solder the wires to the switch.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes, Here are the pictures. In the first picture you can see the male connectors from the wiring harness and the switch. I removed the switch for the second picture for clarity. As you can see, the male connector can only go in half way. And like Mark who also posted, it looks like I have broken the switch. I guess I could solder it like he did but I hope there is another way since it is pretty tight under there. I'll be buying a new switch, they are pretty cheap. Thanks, Marty



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need a booted style male terminal pin.


Similar to this.

However if the second photo is your switch with half an ear broken off you may just need to solder the pins in and insulate with heat shrink.
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