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Unread 07-22-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
jgoshow
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brake light switch

im missing the spring or something on the brake light switch on the steering colomn....my rear lights stay on and im not sure how this works...the chilton manual does not show pics of how this goes together....can anybody help? it is a 1979 cj7

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Unread 07-22-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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This is one of the worst contorsions that i have had to go through. The brake switch is located right above your brake. The onlything holding it in is friction on that little POS bracke that it goest through,, It dose not thread in just pushes. IF it is a problem of the lights allways staying on it may be that your switch is adjusted too close to the pedal if so you can press down a little on it adn put a screwdriver between then and pop it back a little. if it is a new switch then it mayjust need to be adjusted. if it still stays on after you knwo the switch is not being depressed then you may want to remove it and check for countinuity between the two terminals. with the switch extended you should have it. when you press it it should break. Other wise you have short in your wiring and need to work from there.
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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Unread 07-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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great thankyou and WTF? this is such a pain in the ***,worst setup i know
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Unread 07-23-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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I have the same problem but mine is that the switch is loose in the bracket. I adjust it but it always ends up moving again, I have thought of JB welding it in but that is too permanent and if the switch went I would have to cut it out. Any ideas on how to tighten up that switch, there doesnt seem to be anything holding it in except a little friction and I dont have enough....
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Unread 07-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with my 77' I fixed by running a tie wrap around the back of the switch and pulled it tight to the bracket part. Also check the pedal return spring. It may be worn and is not depressing the switch all the way. Goodluck.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 04:45 PM   #6
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If the switch is physically moving inthe bracket then chances are that the plastic "ribs" on the switch have been adjusted too many times. My 2 suggestions are look up there wiht a flashlight and there are two tabs that are part of the bracket that you can try to squeeze together (good luck getting pliers up there) or take a yoga class spend the 5 bucks or so and replace it. easiest way to remove it is to press the brake pedal, put a big screwdriver between the flag on it and the switch and pop it out. mine had enough slack inthe wires where i coudl get it down adn change the wiring below. it was easire then trying to unplug it up under there... good luck and as your laying upside down with your feet over the roll bar think.... whhosha...whhosha...
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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