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 Post subject: EF brake lights not working.
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:44 pm 
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Gday guys, Another problem has arisen with my EF Fairmont..... the brake lights have stopped working. The parkers come on when the lights are switched on but nothing lights up when the pedal is pressed.
I jiggled the switch on the brake pedal a little bit and it worked once but never again until i jiggle it.

Is it a faulty switch or maybe a bad connection perhaps?
What should I expect to pay for a new switch?

(yes the bulbs are fine ;) )

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF brake lights not working.
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Replace the switch mate, takes about 10 min to do and you can pick them up from Supercheap, Bursons, Autobarn or places like that for about $15 (or you can buy one from Ford for about $30)

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:59 pm 
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grub73 wrote:
Replace the switch mate, takes about 10 min to do and you can pick them up from Supercheap, Bursons, Autobarn or places like that for about $15 (or you can buy one from Ford for about $30)


Excellent, thanks mate.

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:23 pm 
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Well the only place open around me was Repco..... they wanted $41 for it.... so I walked out hehe

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Wtf?? :lol:
I'm having the exact same problem with my EF right now! I just signed into fordmods to look for some info on it and found your thread. Let us know where you find one and for how much. I'll let you know if I find one for cheaper than $41.

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:12 pm 
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well, In the trade, Repco stands for Rip Every Poor C*nt Off



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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:15 pm 
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grub73 wrote:
well, In the trade, Repco stands for Rip Every Poor C*nt Off



lol
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I know for a fact that supercheap sell them for $15, as thats where i have bought the last few from.(I've done a few for family & friends)

DOH! I hit quote instead of edit, DUMB a**!!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF brake lights not working.
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Jastel wrote:
Gday guys, Another problem has arisen with my EF Fairmont..... the brake lights have stopped working. The parkers come on when the lights are switched on but nothing lights up when the pedal is pressed.
I jiggled the switch on the brake pedal a little bit and it worked once but never again until i jiggle it.

Is it a faulty switch or maybe a bad connection perhaps?
What should I expect to pay for a new switch?

(yes the bulbs are fine ;) )



I had the exactly the same problem with mine. yes it does need a new switch, fiddled around with mine for ages as it was a new switch in it but it turned out to be faulty aswell anyway i picked one up from just a random car parts place for $10 new. so id suggest look around supercheap autobarn etc and dont pay an astronomical amount when its possible to buy them so cheap. :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:14 pm 
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i got mine from repco about a month ago for $11.. supercheap have them for around the same price..
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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:20 pm 
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The cheap ones will last about 6 months.
The expensive ones you will get 5+ years out of.

Yes there is a difference, the genuine ones are much better.

Do the sums.

 

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:05 pm 
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grub73 wrote:
well, In the trade, Repco stands for Rip Every Poor C*nt Off



lol
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just brought brand new rotors for $77 each from repco...and paid $55 for bentix general purpose pads.
heard of people paying $100 for same rotors and around $70 for the pads.

 

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Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:02 pm 
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You found one yet Jastel?
I just got one from these guys - http://www.ecas.com.au/ for $16.
10 min job to swap it over and bob's ya sister, all fixed! :D

 

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Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:41 pm 
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Yeah the wife went and got one today for $18 at Auto One.

 

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Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:53 pm 
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Personally get a genuine one, they come with a 12 month warranty. I have been through 3 in 12 months that were non genuine and my car doesnt get driven that often( maybe once a month)
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Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:37 am 
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If this one that I got dies within a few months, then I'll invest in a more expensive one.
The last one I got must have lasted me 3+ years at least, and it was a cheapo one too. And I drive over 500k a week.

 

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