While replacing the brake booster on my 1985 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
the brake light switch assembly fell off the brake pedal. I didn't see
how it was on before it fell off (since the assembly is way up under
I just finished putting the booster in and put the brake light
assembly on the way I thought it would go but now I have no brake
Does anyone have an image of the brake light switch/brake pedal
The switch should be installed with the U-shaped cutout on the pedal side, and
the hole on the outside, trapping the pushrod (and bushing, if equipped) between
the switch sideplates. Nylon washer & clip go on last.
It's made that way so you don't have to take the pushrod all the way off the stud
to replace the switch. Just remove the clip & washer, move everything over a bit
it's flush with the end of the stud, and slide the switch off.
Thanks much for the info. The bad news is that I had put it on the
same way you described. Never did disconnect the plug/wiring from the
Sounds like it is time for a new switch. I guess it only makes sense
that the switch goes when it is removed for the first time after
almost 20 years.
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:00:18 GMT, "MasterBlaster"
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