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    Thread: Eva the b3 wagon

    1. Member db3ck's Avatar
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      08-02-2012 04:40 PM #1
      So i bought a 1990 b3 wagon knowing it has a few issues but what car doesnt, the taillights light up but when i hit the break they dont get brighter and i cant think or figure out what it could be
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      08-02-2012 05:20 PM #2
      Brake switch above the brake pedal comes to mind.

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      08-02-2012 05:26 PM #3
      What does the connector look like?? Cuz its plugged in from what i looked at and tested
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      08-02-2012 11:28 PM #4
      Small, black, plastic, with a piston protruding towards the brake pedal arm. Size of a thumb.
      See if the piston is not pushed all the way in, if it is it will not reach the pedal arm;
      try pulling it out gently, shouldn't take too much force, it will click while coming out.




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      08-04-2012 04:47 PM #5
      Thanks im gunna try and get a new one and make sure there isnt any splits in the wires
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      08-05-2012 01:59 PM #6
      check the bulbs too

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      08-08-2012 12:00 PM #7
      now the car has a nasty tick and it sounds like a lifter or 2 right in the middle, me and a buddy pulled the vavle cover off to see if it was the chain it still seems tight, another buddy said try a oil change cuz the oil in it seems alittle thin
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      08-30-2012 04:32 AM #8
      tried the oil change and nothin happend so i orderd lw lifters and soon 268 cams i cant wait its gunna be so nice to be able to drive it and know that i dont have to worry about ticks and rattles, next will be coolant temp sensors and once i get the funs a efi setup
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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