Is there a place online where UI can purchase the
brake light switch cushion (rubber grommet) that
goes on the brake pedal? Since the current
rubber grommet disintegrated, I put a 7/16" bolt
with several washers in its place for now but am
worried that will cause the brake light switch to
fail. Also noticed that the clutch pedal has the
same grommet and am wondering when it will
I thought about trying various things from the hardware store and
finally did what you did. It's in an '87 CRX and has been working for
5 years now. I just checked the switch plunger. Seems to be none the
worse for it.
My 94 Integra GS-R had a plastic button(for the brake pedal),and it cost $6
at the dealer.
I suppose you could use a nylon screw and nut,maybe with some Locktite to
keep it from coming loose.
I stil have the work order for my Integra,even though the car was stolen in
the part number for the plastic button is;
46505-SA5-000 pad,pedal stopper list price was $3.84
I hope that's of some help.
alternatively, go to your friendly local junkyard and get one from
there. ideally from one manufactured in japan, not here. last time i
got one, the junkyard couldn't be bothered to charge me for it.
this is a relatively common failure on domestically produced hondas. in
theory, the part is not highly loaded and should last indefinitely, but
if its manufacturer doesn't take the materials used seriously, it'll
have internal flaws that lead to exactly the kinds of failures seen.
Since this one failed at 15 years (we bought
the car new), I would not put in a used part.
Especially when the new part is only $1.64
My '93 Civic HB had 2 pedal stopper pads on the clutch
pedal one up high and one low. Those prevented the car from
starting. The clutch pedal stopper pads both disintegrated
almost 1 year after the brake's did.
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