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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-07-05, 05:01 AM
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850 brake lights out!

i don't have brake lights on my 96 sedan...checked fuse panel under
hood....appears to be one 10amp fuse controlled which is good. checked
bulb in tailight assembly and they appear good...assume it is a
defective brake light switch near pedal area....is the switch
adjustable? is this most likely the issue? is there a trick to getting
to the switch? are there other areas to check other than those already
checked? not as familiar with the little "got chas!" on this vehicle as
i am on the 911 turbo!
thanks in advance for suggestions/observations


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-05, 11:01 AM
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Re: 850 brake lights out!

Check to see if you are getting power to the bulbs when depressing pedal. If
not, check power into and out of the switch. A burned out switch is not
To replace the switch, pull the switch body back towards the steering wheel.
You will hear a ratcheting noise. reach around the front side of the switch
and squeeze the tabs. (It will be very useful if you have a new switch to
look at, before removing the old one)
Snap the new switch into place, being careful to notice it is keyed to go in
a certain way. Connect the plug. Depress the brake pedal and push the
switch all the way in until it bottoms out. Release the break pedal to set
the switch to it's correct position.

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