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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:59 pm 
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Hi guys and girls,
I got a really annoying problem. My break lights do not want to come off. As soon as i turn the car on the break lights come on and stay on the whole time. I have got an ef2 falcon futura. If anyone could help me it would be great
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Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:02 pm 
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Sounds like you need to replace the brake light switch which is up under the dash in front of the brake pedal. All i can suggest is... Have fun! :P Its not the easiest thing to get at

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:12 am 
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replaace the brake sensor that attaches top the beake pedal

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:34 am 
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yep, C*** of a job, but i dare say thats your problem, hope youve got a boxing bag in your shed so u can beat the living be-jesus out of it when you lose your temper with it haha
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:45 pm 
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I dont know what your problems are guys, i replace my dads all the time (EF fairmont wagon) and it take no more than 5 mins to do, no cursing, no blood, no fuss :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:49 pm 
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Anyone know how much the replacements ae? I've been meanign to do mine for a while, people must be very confused the way I can accelerate up hills with the brakes on... At least they can't say that they didn't get ample warning that I was stopping if they rear end me! :D

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:01 pm 
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I replaced mine (brake light switch) a few months ago, I got the replacement from Supercheap Auto for less than $20 (If I remember right). And yeah, it was a bit hard to pin-point if the switch was really the problem 'coze I found it hard to test it (using an ohmmeter). And honestly, up until now, I don't know how it works (mechanically that is.). And yes, it was a bit tricky to replace. Punching bag and gloves will do. :D
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:53 pm 
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Just don't buy the switches from a Ford dealer, somewhere around $45 for one :o

Sounds like that is the problem though. I had mine go on me a while back and it isn't that hard to replace. :)

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:10 pm 
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Got mine from sprint auto parts for $11.
Took 5 minutes to fit.
Have done 3 now on other cars.
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:17 pm 
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I got one from Burson's for $9 something.
Not 2 bad a job.(if u like working upside-down and inside-out) but then iv'e done four now.
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Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:55 pm 
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my main struggle was getting the f**k clip out. took AGES. it's nice and loose now though and i can replace it in a matter of minutes. :P

 

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