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Old 2009-12-08, 11:32   #1
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replacing break light switch

ive been trying to replace my break light switch on my 71 comet, it came off in 10 seconds, NOW i cant get the damn new one on, what a bear it is. is there a simple way to put it back on? the plastic bushing is a little worn but ok, i just cant seem to get back together with the steering column in the way- the cheapest part is always the hardest one to get back on lol so far an hour and scraped knuckles no luck
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It is easier for me to squat down outside the car instead of climbing inside the car. To install the switch, position the switch, pushrod, and bushing and washers on the brake pedal pin and press the hairpin retainer into place.
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Old 2009-12-08, 22:25   #3
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the plastic sleeve bushing is getting tattered, hanging up the switch asembley, does ford stock these bushings as old as they are they are pretty common on alot of older fords fords
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You don't need the plastic bushing for the brake light switch to work. If your set on having one...try a Mustang Vendor
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Old 2009-12-08, 22:47   #5
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I lost that plastic bushing a long time ago. No problems..
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same here. lost many of them with no problems
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Old 2009-12-09, 00:50   #7
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You don't need the plastic bushing for the brake light switch to work. If your set on having one...try a Mustang Vendor

great ill give it a try and maybe shim it wish a bushing on the outside of the switch before i put in the cotter pin to make sure is stays put

i had a 71 gt brabber blue- dealer mod called comet gt qualifier, and another one a few years later,never had a brake light switch go bad, just holes in the body from the buffalo ny salt hahahaa
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I lost that plastic bushing a long time ago. No problems..
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It is easier for me to squat down outside the car instead of climbing inside the car. To install the switch, position the switch, pushrod, and bushing and washers on the brake pedal pin and press the hairpin retainer into place.
also will too much slack in the break peddel keep the switch from working?
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Since you haven't mentioned it, I'm guessing that you don't have clutch pedal also in the way .... that made me invent a few new bad words ... ... makes you lose your mind after a while ... you can't look at it and touch it at the same time ... one or the other ... stupid tight in there.

Never replaced the brake light switch in my automatic Comet, but my first one, that was a stick car, went through three switches in 5 years.... ... of course ... ... Probably would be easier if you take the clutch pedal out, but I was pretty young and never figured that one out back then.
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