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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-05, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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no brake lights.

quite simply, what part would cause no rear brake lights both tail and center and roughly how much $$$ are we looking at and can you do it urself at all ?

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Re: no brake lights.

Most likely cause is the brake light switch on the brake pedal. It is a common failure in the EF/EL.
Not very expensive for a new switch and not hard to fit it yourself.

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Re: no brake lights.

i see. thought it could be something like that.. ive heard of it before.. will investigate.
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Re: no brake lights.

Don't go to Ford to buy it.. $41 !! My electrician supplied and installed mine a few months ago for $20.
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Re: no brake lights.

yer itll be the brake switch i just did mine today. its easy to DIY only took me 10 min as for prices in my town autobarn $16, autopro $12.80, repco $9.19. so obviously i went to repco and quality of it looked fine compared to genuine one i pulled out
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Re: no brake lights.

uh huh. had it done the other day. $65 inc as well as lubing of the window winders and a fixed leak at the muffler. life goes on. thanks guys.
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