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Wiring Diagram Question

PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:14 pm

Hi,
I am trying to understand the wiring diagram for my Sprint. In the engine bay near the washer pump I have another wire, it's black and red. According to the wiring diagram it connects to a Sovv.
Can somebody please tell me what a SOVV. is?

Thanks

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PostPost by: thewris » Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:56 am

Hi Carl,
It's actually SOVY, named, I think, for the manufacturer. It is a device attached to the brake master cylinder reservoir consisting of a float connected to a switch. When your brake fluid level drops, the switch turns on the "brake" warning light on your dash. The device itself looks like a can which screws onto the brake reservoir in place of the cap.

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