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robert smith's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2001
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08-11-02, 06:46 PM   #1  
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thanks. useful info.

out of curiosity, where do you get these diagrams?

i also don't know how to check for power. i do have a multi-meter. can i use it and do you know how to do it or is it too complicated to explain here?

up until now, i have mostly used the continuity tester just to see if it is a complete circuit.

also, if this helps, i used a short wire to bypass the brake switch near the pedal and i still did not get brake lights. does this mean anything.

thanks for your patience.


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dirty dan's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 438

08-11-02, 09:18 PM   #2  
Multimeter is perfect for this. Just set it at the lowest DC voltage OVER 15. Red wire touches to power and black wire touches to a ground.

Easier to use is a 12 volt test light which can be purchased at a parts store for around $5.00

While your'e at the parts store, purchase a Hayne's manual for your car. A lot of guys here put down on these manuals, but they have a lot of good basic info.

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