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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:01 pm 
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just got a price from local ford dealer, $48.40 thankyou very much - they can keep their switch
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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:17 am 
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dddp! wrote:
just got a price from local ford dealer, $48.40 thankyou very much - they can keep their switch


And about $10 for a non Genuine one, which will last just as long.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:55 pm 
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nope :) it's a crap design, get over it and replace it... I've just done mine for the 3rd time in 10 years!!


Lol, I replace one per year atleast.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:31 pm 
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im sure that the brake switch is done in my car, where is it on the car, and how hard is it to replace. i have an ef, had it for about 3 years and it broke.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:21 am 
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if you look up from where the brake pedal is you'll see it mounted above the foot pedal on the same shaft

it's easy to replace, just remember how the parts came apart and put them back together the same way
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:17 am 
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replaced thlast one 4 years ao? if only i could be so lucky!.. im lucky to get3-4 months outa mine... :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:22 am 
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I think I posted this last time but here goes, found by taping the swith with elec tape keeps it going for ages, untill the tape stretches, so i cable tied it, havent replaced one in 4 years now, as for the paranoia of no lights, i made a very small pin hole in the back of my eye line brake light, now every time i hit the brakes i can see it working in my rear view mirrror, cheap easy, thats my bit.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:26 am 
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$49.30 for the switch from my local ford dealer, bloody ripoff. does anybody know where i can get a replacement, non genuine one from.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:40 am 
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just buy a box car :P

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:41 am 
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Your local Auto Elec shop has probably got them on the shelf

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:20 am 
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could i use one from an au. are they the same.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:51 pm 
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$49.30 for the switch from my local ford dealer, bloody ripoff. does anybody know where i can get a replacement, non genuine one from.
repco do sell thetoo... but i find genuine ones last longer...

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:12 pm 
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just had look now. what is it, what does it look like. can anyone post a pic showing which part it is.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:35 pm 
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take the small centre bush out as this can cause problems with aftermarket switches

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:45 pm 
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my last one was under $10 from repco works perfectly for about 2 years now. the last genuine I got was about $30 4 years ago. I would suggest get a spare at $10 and keep it in the glovebox.
ok my 2 bits worth on the headlights. globes have NOTHING TO DO WITH THE YELLOWING. It's 100% caused by the sun. Sand and polish then get covers, COVERS WORKED 100% on my fairmont they still look like new and it has had covers since the dealer fitted them from new. My other car has very badly faded lights that I am going to polish soon.

 

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