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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Hi all,

Having trouble with my brake lightss on my EL. They work when i turn the headlightts on but it doesn't get brighter when i press on the brake peddle.

I've checked the fuze and thatt seems to be ok.

Could it be the Brake light switch?

Any otther suggestions.

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:08 pm 
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what could be wrong is the brake switch is gone. it is located above the brake pedal behind the plastic covers that are underneath the steering column. it is a little black box. it will be a bit of work to reach and replace it.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:35 pm 
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i have a similar problem. when i press the brakes, when the headlights are on, one turns off. i changed the brake switch but this didnt help.
if both lights are stuffing up might be worth a try to change the brake switch. there is a techo document here about changing this that is very useful and tells you how to change it

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:35 pm 
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get a paper clip and bridge the connection off the brake light switch they should light up meaning its stuffed.
think there 40bucks or around there
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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:52 pm 
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yeah its about 40 quid, just depends where you go. apparently the design of the switch means that it does not last very long, something to do with the connection relay (moving metal plate).

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:05 pm 
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They're about $10 from repco.

iirc the non genuine ones are better than the ford ones.

also double check earths, and correct globes are fitted.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:25 pm 
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i got one from repco the other day for $12.95

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:58 pm 
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yeh the brake switch is fairly easy to do replaced a couple wen i was helpin at a auto lec took me bout 5 mins if that to do has a pin in the end of a rod then you slide it out a bit not to far tho coz it'll be a pain to put back in then swap them over slide the rod back thru and repin its easy as piss

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:42 pm 
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Thanks guys

I had a feeling that it was the switch.

Didn't realise they were so cheap.

I've changed one previously so i'm fairly confident.

Thankns for your help fellas

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