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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

    Brake Light Switch

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1 and 2

    The mechanical stop light switch assembly is installed on the pin of the brake pedal arm, so it straddles the master cylinder pushrod.



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Depressing the brake pedal compresses a spring which activates the brake light

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Disengage the wire harness at the connector from the switch.
    4.  

    The locking tab must be lifted before the connector can be removed.

    1. Remove the hairpin retainer and white nylon washer. Slide the stop light switch and the pushrod away from the pedal. Remove the switch by sliding the it up or down.
    2.  

    Since the switch side plate nearest the brake pedal is slotted, it is NOT necessary to remove the brake master cylinder pushrod black bushing or the white spacer washer nearest the pedal arm from the brake pedal pin.

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    Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the brake light switch

    To install:
    1. Position the switch so the U-shaped side is nearest the pedal and directly over/under the pin. The black bushing must be in position in the pushrod eyelet with the washer face on the side away from the brake pedal arm.
    2.  
    3. Slide the switch up/down, trapping the master cylinder pushrod and black bushing between the switch side plates. Push the switch and pushrod assembly firmly towards the brake pedal arm. Assemble the outside white plastic washer to the pin, then install the hairpin retainer to trap the whole assembly.
    4.  

    Do not substitute another type of pin retainer. Replace only with a production hairpin retainer.

    1. Attach the wire harness connector to the switch.
    2.  
    3. Check the stop light switch for proper operation. Stop lights should illuminate with less than 6 lbs. (27 N) of force applied to the brake pedal at the pad.
    4.  

    The stop light switch wire harness must have sufficient length to travel with the switch during full stroke at the pedal.

    1. Connect the negative battery cable.
    2.  

     
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