Anybody replace the brake switch?

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Anybody replace the brake switch?

Post by SlammedNiss » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Has anybody ever replaced the brake switch at the pedal on a 1st gen? Looks to be straight-forward, but curious if anybody has already done it.
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

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Re: Anybody replace the brake switch?

Post by johnny1000 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:58 am

Very straight forward, but I found the LockNut incredibly tight
but easy to test in hand

Make sure to leave ~ 1/16"(.5mm) gap between switch casing and pressing plate at rest posiition

I was certain mine had to be a switch since fuses were ok and CAN'T be 3 bulbs at once

Guess what - it was 3 bulbs at once

Then I remembered about 3 days before I had a boost from an F450 truck as i left lights on for sn hour and battery is old

I guess it's possible to blow bulbs during a boost, but i've never heard of it

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