I feel a bit pathetic for not being able to solve what must be one of the simplest wiring problems there is, but when it comes to electrics I am very easily stumped and would really appreciate some advice.
Brake lights on my '62 don't work. I checked the hydraulic switch and it seems to do what it is supposed to. To eliminate it from the troubleshooting I put a jumper across the two wires so it is always on. The bulbs are good. I've checked with a test light and I'm getting no power to the bulb sockets.
I can't detect any power at the brake light switch, but presumably I should? At the two fuses, my test light sees power to the bottom fuse when ignition is on, but not otherwise. I can't detect power at any time on the top one. I'm very confused by this, and would really appreciate someone who could tell me what I SHOULD be seeing.
I've looked really hard at the wiring diagram, but it just confirms for me that I really know very little about electrics. I can't see where the stop-light circuit gets its power from, and where I should be looking for power at all. Surely brake lights work even when ignition is off for instance, but I don't know what should be live?
My assumption is that there is a poor connection somewhere, but ANY advice about how to track it down with just a test light and a multi-meter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!