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 Post subject: el brake lights
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:45 am 
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can anyone shine some light on this problem i have
all 3 brake lights have stoped working on my el. i have checked the blubs and also the fuses.
is there anything else i should be checking
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 Post subject: Brake lights
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:41 am 
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Brake light switch will be faulty, common problem. I don't recommend replacing it your self unless as you need to disconnect the brake peddle from the brake system with obvious concequences if you get it wrong.
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:41 am 
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If the brake lights are not coming on then it's either your Stop Lamp / CC fuse or the brake light switch on top of the brake pedal has failed.
If it's the brake light switch then don't stress, you can buy aftermarket ones and fit it yourself.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:51 am 
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thanks a lot guys i thought it might of been that switch
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 Post subject: Re: Brake lights
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:13 pm 
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twason wrote:
Brake light switch will be faulty, common problem. I don't recommend replacing it your self unless as you need to disconnect the brake peddle from the brake system with obvious concequences if you get it wrong.
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You don't need to disconnect the pedal, the switch is very easy to replace, takes about 5mins.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:22 pm 
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yea it is easy as pie to change... as long as you have little hands and arms with 3 elbows :D
na it is quite easy, as i have done it twice so far on my EL.
i have a copy of the doc from FM1.0 on how to do it if you want, i dont think its been put back up yet?
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 Post subject: your el brake light problem
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:33 pm 
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i had the same problem with my 96 falcon, on your brake pedal you'll find a metal switch, it has a spring in it. give it a lubricate. you may need to take it out, see how you go... that worked for me

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:04 pm 
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cost me $65 at ultra tune. inc a few other bits. so if you can find sum1 gracsious enuff to tell u how 2 do it, go 4 it, if not you know the rough $$$ cost.

 

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