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1993 Nissan Maxima Question: How to remove old Brake Light Switch & Install New One?

 

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brakelightswitch, Houston, TX, January 24, 2009, 12:52
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Hi, I bought a new brake light switch and am now underneath the dash. There seem to be 2 switches there, which one do I replace? Also, how the heck to I get it out of there? It is such a tight spot that a wrench doesn't even fit in that tight, tight space. i have tired manually with my fingers, but it is impossible to unscrew it. Now what? thanks for your help, in advance.
Kelly

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 24, 2009, 22:09
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    There is an electrical switch on the clutch pedal to cancel the cruise control when the clutch pedal is depressed, this switch also makes it impossible to start the car without fully depressing the clutch pedal. The brake pedal has an electrical switch that operates the brake lights and disables the cruise control when the brake is applied. The switch is difficult to replace (I have a wrench I have ground down for this purpose). It is important to properly adjust the brake light switch upon installation. Improper adjustment can cause improper operation of the brake lights or insufficient clearance can cause the brakes to drag as they warm up.

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    Visitor, August 26, 2010, 18:43

    I COULD USE A PICTURE OF THAT WRENCH,AND HOW TO GET IN AFTER I REMOVED THE LOWER PANEL ?

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