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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:00 pm 
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How do I replace the brakes switch near the pedal - Futura EL Falcon - never done it before. Brake lights not come ON, fuse is OK, lights are new and were all working Ok last week
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:51 am 
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just buy and new Switch from FORD
to install move the drivers seat all the way back and stick you head in under the dash near the Brake pedal and up the top you will see 2 wires going into this wierd thing, well you need to remove that and then pull the Pin out of the back of the switch then remove the switch and replace it. Simple

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:58 am 
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Dont go to ford get it from a spare parts place it will be a fraction of the price and do the same job. I got 1 4 $12 i think ford charge more.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:02 pm 
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just did a search and apparently the ford 1's last alot longer then generic so might be best to get it from ford. Cost $20 from ford.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:04 pm 
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yeah $20 aint that bad
think i`ll go with that after i fix me Motorbike
It comes first

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:43 pm 
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Thread moved :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:38 pm 
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awesome - thanks guys
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:05 pm 
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I've got a problem with my brake lights..

Normally when you first touch the pedal the brake lights will come on but for some reason i have to push it in a bit before they come on.

I've just changed the pedal box but afaik it shouldnt matter?
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:05 pm 
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Gotta adjust the boxcar brake switches glenno.
Different pedal box may have the pedal sitting in a slightly different spot, or when you put the switch in it didnt get put to the same spot.
There are two switches, one a vacuum one for cruise, the other is for brakes.
They just screw in or out IIRC, closer or further from the pedal.
And the best thing... they dont fail every 6 months ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:27 pm 
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Spot on steady 8-) To adjust it so the brake lights aren't always on (problem I just fixed, now I look and feel like a pretzel :evil: ) adjust by screwing into the pedal box (towards the rear of the car) and vice versa if they aren't coming on at all. Word of warning though: thread on switch is plastic, thread on pedal box is metel=very easy to crossthread (especially when jammed in under dash :lol: 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:03 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Gotta adjust the boxcar brake switches glenno.
Different pedal box may have the pedal sitting in a slightly different spot, or when you put the switch in it didnt get put to the same spot.
There are two switches, one a vacuum one for cruise, the other is for brakes.
They just screw in or out IIRC, closer or further from the pedal.
And the best thing... they dont fail every 6 months ;)


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