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So everything is working fine on the drivers side. (turn signal, brake and tail) The passenger side all works except my brake light. It is a purple wire that controls the blinker and brake light for this side. I do have a problem with my turn signal switch up at the steering column. I have to play with it and jiggle it a few times to make the passenger side blinker work. Could this be related to the brake light not working?
 

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you might wish to trace it back to ensure there are no wire breaks...[/QUOTE]

but if I'm getting juice through the wire for the turn signal to work, then the wire can't be broken, right?
 

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Sounds like the contact for the brake light inside the turn signal switch is bad. There is a contact that breaks connection when the turn signal is activated that allows the bulb to blink when the brakes are applied and if you have to jiggle the lever to get the signal light to work I would say you definately have a bad turn signal switch.

I had a 62 Impala with the same type turn signal switch as you have that did the exact same thing and I had to replace the switch to fix it but that was just my experience, it may not be your problem.
 

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intermittent? could be a break or a faulty connection... i'd trace it back before buying/replacing the TS switch is all i'm saying. ;)
 

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Sounds like the contact for the brake light inside the turn signal switch is bad. There is a contact that breaks connection when the turn signal is activated that allows the bulb to blink when the brakes are applied and if you have to jiggle the lever to get the signal light to work I would say you definately have a bad turn signal switch.

I had a 62 Impala with the same type turn signal switch as you have that did the exact same thing and I had to replace the switch to fix it but that was just my experience, it may not be your problem.
:yes: Agree with wskaiser. Had the same problem. Replaced the turn signal switch and have all working lights now, blinkers etc.. Same deal I had - one brake light not working. You already mentioned you have problems with the turn signal switch. This is your problem unless you have messed with the wiring. Doubt you have.

Seems like a big job to put a new turn signal switch in but really isn't that bad. Took me about 2 hours on my 66. Take the time and just replace it. wskaiser is right and very knowledgeable.
 

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Sounds like the contact for the brake light inside the turn signal switch is bad. There is a contact that breaks connection when the turn signal is activated that allows the bulb to blink when the brakes are applied and if you have to jiggle the lever to get the signal light to work I would say you definately have a bad turn signal switch.

I had a 62 Impala with the same type turn signal switch as you have that did the exact same thing and I had to replace the switch to fix it but that was just my experience, it may not be your problem.
just went and picked up the switch. I'll throw it in when I get a chance and report back on if it fixed it or not. Thanks
 

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Hopefully you will be able to fix 2 problems with one fix now. Will help the turn signal problem also. Hope the best and look forward to your report.
 

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It was in fact the turn signal switch causing my one brake light issue. $23 and 15 minutes later...problem solved! Thanks
 

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Great News - Problem Solved - Good To Hear. With my 66 I had to pull the wheel drop the column slightly and run the new wiring through the column so it took a little longer. Anyhow your good to go.
 
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