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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:24 pm 
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Hi all been a while since ive been on the forums :shock: Anyway to my very frustrating problem.

My brake lights do not work and i have pin-pointed the cause, it seems that the brake light switch which is located just above the brake pedal has decided to go bung on me.

Now the wiring is fine as i can move the switch up and down and it still works, so thats a good thing. But it seems when you press the brake that the unit itself isnt getting enough friction to work properly. So inturn the lights wont come on. :cry:

Is their a quick and easy way to fix this or do i have to replace the brake light switch and how hard is it to do so.

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:41 pm 
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replace switch about $10-$15 depends were u go

easy to do

remove the 2 wireing clips

remove big assed spring clip with pliers

take out the swithc and replace
10 min job max

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Cool thanks Disco Frank! :)

Would i be able to pick up the switch from say Repco or Sprint auto parts?

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:55 pm 
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yes

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:17 pm 
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or u can take it out and bend it back into shape...
thats what i did cause driving arround with brakes to get parts isnt good ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:35 pm 
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Mmm yes agreed. But yeah i live about a minute away from work so driving thier doesnt cause much problems at all. :roll:

But yeah completely dodgy.

Lol found out the globe in the spoiler is gone too. What type of one do you need to replace it with? like wattage etc?

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:40 pm 
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umm not sure on the wattage have a look on the globe should be written on the metal part

for a brake light the brighter the better

ie 15watt should be sweet

my indicaator globes are 5-10 w i think

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:44 pm 
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Cool yeah will check that out when i do the rest. Yeah my brake lights are pretty bright so thats good, i replaced the globes hoping that would fix the problem but turns out it didnt. But yeah atleast i wont have to worry about them for a while.

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:48 pm 
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wouldnt your spoiler be a LED?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:54 pm 
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Had the same happen to me, took it to the auto elec and he fixed it in 10 min and it only cost me like $10.
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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:31 pm 
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Yeah the part cost me $10 which i got today, and yeah i found out the spoiler light is an led... not sure why it isnt working for?

So hopefully i shouldnt have any problems with replacing the switchover.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:22 pm 
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check the wiring for the spoiler - it normally meets up with the rear window brake light wiring!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Nice make aftermarket ones for around $10.00, part number is S60.

 

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