BMW Cars 1999-06

Brake Light (Stoplight) Switch

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Adjustment



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the electrical connector to the switch.
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  3. Loosen the locknut and then turn the switch outward to remove it.
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  5. Screw the new switch in. Adjust the gap between the pedal and actuator on the switch to 0.236-0.020 in.
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  7. Tighten the locknut.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the lower left side trim panel and disconnect the plug.
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  5. Press down the brake pedal and pull the plunger and sleeve down completely.
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  7. Press in the retainers and pull back on the switch.
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To install:

  1. Press the switch in position until the retaining hooks engage it in place.
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  3. Attach all electrical connectors and install the plug.
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  5. The remaining components are installed in the reverse order from which they were removed.
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  7. Install the trim pieces removed and connect the negative battery cable.
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