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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:38 pm 
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Hi,

My friend just notice that all my brake lamps aren't working. I checked the blubs and fuse which seem ok. Could it be the brake pedal switch?

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:42 pm 
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brake light switch under pedal :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:08 pm 
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yep; brake switch which is located on the brake pedal itself a bit under the dash - you can get them new from ford/repco/autobarn n so on for like 20-80 depending where you buy from; id recomend repco n then autobarn over ford tho, rip offs! lol

you should be able to diagnose the switch problem by moving the switch; it should activate the lights momentarily a bit - see how you go.

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:29 am 
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Even if the switch works when you pull it out and test it, the pedal may not be pushing it in far enough. Thats what happened to mine. A new switch fixed the problem.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:19 am 
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Had the same prob (pedal not pushing the switch far enough) I glued a shim which is about 0.3mm (use a feeler gauge blade) from memory onto the part of the switch that hits the pedal. Works a treat, no dramas and no cash outlay. 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:42 pm 
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when you replace the switch, pull the front seat out. It takes about 2 minutes to do, but u need a speshul tork wrench thingy. (buy a set, 'cos u gonna need it for the door locks and other bits) It make the getting under the dash sooooo much easier for the effort of taking out the front seat.
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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:37 pm 
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I have never had to pull the seat out yet, and I've had my switch out 3 times. Takes no more than 5 minutes, and i do it from kneeling on the floor next to the car, with the door wide open.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:55 pm 
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yeah, but I'm too old and too fat. :lol: I seem to fit in easier if i take the seat out :D :lol: Plus I don't get dizzy lying upside down in the car :lol:
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:06 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
yeah, but I'm too old and too fat. :lol: I seem to fit in easier if i take the seat out :D :lol: Plus I don't get dizzy lying upside down in the car :lol:


:lol: Too old :lol: (checks own date in profile)

 

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