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 Post subject: Stop light switch
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:06 pm 
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Hi all
The other day my switch gone so I phoned Ford first and asked how much
a new one cost and the bloke said $51.00, then I phoned Repco and asked them about the price, (was lucky I was seating) he said $9.19 wow!!!! :o
It's made by "NICE products" no. S60 one year 20000km warranty, original replacement. www.niceproducts.com.au

cheers BURDEAUX95 :D :D :D :D
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:13 pm 
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Criminal what those bastards at Ford charge hey?

Yeah picked mine up from Repco for a whole $7.50, Ford were offering genuine for $37 at the time.

Sometimes i dont know why i'm loyal to the blue oval, bunch of pricks they are.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:55 pm 
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seven fitty... damn coventrys charged me fifteen!! will remember that for next time!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:35 pm 
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I got my starter and alternator on my xr8 done recently...ford wanted $800 for a alternator and $1100 for a starter. Ford employee price was $800 for the starter....how ridiculous is that!
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 Post subject: stoplight switch
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:46 pm 
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Just to add to my post... the switch I got looks to me lot stronger than the original, the spring large and the spring base is better.
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:01 pm 
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the one rip every poor c@#t off (repco)sold you was a s60

the better ones to get (we at BURSON sell both) are a bs60a a us made one same as ford the s60 look stronger but the switch is made in tw

the bs60a costs trade about 15 bucks my 2c worth

 

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 Post subject: Re: stoplight switch
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:30 pm 
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burdeaux95 wrote:
Just to add to my post... the switch I got looks to me lot stronger than the original, the spring large and the spring base is better.
burdeaux95


you probably got the heavy duty one which they made for taxi's - which I the last one I got since I had already gone through a couple of regular ones!

 

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 Post subject: stoplight switch
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:29 am 
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will see how long it will last, I need a good one, I'm using a electronic brake control for my caravan, would not like it to fail at the wrong moment.
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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:44 pm 
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yeah same thing. ford chardged me 220 for a part to fix my clutch fork
got it for 22 bucks somewhere else.
wankers!
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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:36 pm 
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That's Ford for ya.

I read a week or 2 ago that Ford spare parts want $400 for 24Lb injectors. $400 EACH! You can get the exact same injectors from FRPP in the US for around that price, after freight and the taxes.

Henry Ford himself one said they could give their cars away with the money they make from spare parts.
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 Post subject: Stoplight switch
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 6:14 pm 
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Re:- the post last year about this, the switch I bought last year from Repco failed on me when I was pulling the caravan lucky the van was only a small one. Got another switch from Burson for $20 and taken it home and it stamped NICE (the make) the same I got from Repco, but this time it was in a Ford box. It stamped "BS60A".

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 9:32 pm 
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the ford switches are alot more expensive, $40, but i can tell everyone here that they are of much better build qaulity and last alot longer than the $10 repco ones, don't know abt the other bursons one, we have a au taxi and it ate thru 3 repco switches in less than 4 months and the ford ones lasted 6 months minimum, the current ford one is 1 year and counting.

 

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Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 10:50 pm 
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Mate, maaate,

every ef/el ford should be recalled and fixed so that the brake lights either work or some warning is given to the driver. It just amazes me that there is so much acceptance of this utterly dangerous fault that they continue to travel on our roads.

Just wonder how many needless rear endings and associated injuries have occured due to such a s**t and neglegant design.

This problem seems a little like that film (loosly based on a true story) where a car would explode if turning left and hit from behind - was that car made by ford ?

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 Post subject: Yes, I'm surprised there's been no recall
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:22 pm 
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I'm replacing one of these (S80's) a year, just over the 20k warranty. I figure it's still better value than the genuine ford part which I originally replaced with a genuine ford part which didn't last much longer. I'll look out for a bs60a. Quite disappointing to look at the niceproducts catalog with two items on the front cover, one of them being this switch. I wonder how many of them they turnover. Guess what make of car I'm going to avoid next time. What's the point of 3 brake lights which fail very rarely, when there's a switch that fails regularly.
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Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:38 pm 
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Hi I'm back with the report re: the stoplight switch, the one I bought last year about in may it's still going so the Burson one is good stuff. :D
Reg. Chas.
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