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I just converted my '95 Escort to an all electric ride. I removed the internal combustion engine (ICE) and the fuel injection wiring. Now the brake light on the dash stays on. When I release the hand brake, the dash light dims slightly but stay bright. Another light for the fuel pump cutoff also came on but i've removed the bulb to solve that problem.

Any ideas about how I can make the the brake light function correctly?

Otherwise, the electric car is great. I'll do something to the suspension but my post will be there, not here! Thanks.
 

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The brake light means that
a) your e-brake handle isn't all the way down (there's a switch at the base of it)
b) your master cylinder resivior is low on fluid which could be caused by pads that are worn out or a leak in the system somewhere.

Also, how do those brakes work now that you don't have a source of vacuum for the booster?
 

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I appreciate your reply. The light was not on prior to the ICE being removed so I think it has to do with something removed like the fuel injection wiring. For example, the back up light switch on the tranny no longer has a place to plug into. it was on the FI wiring harnes. I think I have the wires traced now and can easily get it working again.

I installed a vacume pump to the tune of $300 and they work fine!
 
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