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Brake light problems-changing the switch
Deckchair5
03-04-2007
Solutions to a problem you didnít know you had. Many Stilo owners will have had to change their brake light switch through ASR warning lights and brake lights not working or brake lights staying on sort of problems but for those that havenít then I feel you should be forewarned of something that
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

Once again Fiat Forum comes to the rescue!

After changing my blown rear drivers side break light bulb, I easily "reset" my brake switch by 1) Turning the Car on so as to use the brake easily, 2) Used a broom against the Brake Pedal and the Drivers Chair to hold the Brake out of the way, 3) Using both hands... well fingers and finger nails... it was only a sharp jolt that made the switch reset downwards.

My only tip would to be careful that the broom doesn't slip off and pinch your fingers.

Thanks alot
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

well after reading all this i tryed to reset the switch but nothing so i ordered a new one from fiat £44!
hope will pick it up and fit it tomoz and hopefully it will work
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

£44 quid wow what a rip off ...jjust £15 for me a local specialist.
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

For anyone with brake light staying on!!!
after having a nightmare trying to fit a new brake switch(above the pedal)
ive got a simple fix for those wanting fit a new one and save 30-£70 getting a specialist to do it.

it is a nightmare but once you get the old one out ...easy!!!
it is fiddly mind!
you will have a problem getting the new switch to fit back into the hole.you may find once u have lined up the 3 lugs or plastic bits sticking out that when pulling the switch back in and the "hard bit "turning it ,it seems basically impossible.

here is a simple fix ..cut back the 2 plastic lugs/bits sticking out as shown in pic 2(marked red) just cut off ab out 2-3 mm off it as shown and hey presto ,once you lined the lugs up and pulled it back,,it will now turn easy.

lol im gonna offer my services to my local specialist who when i asked to do it said it was a nightmare that would rip their hands to bits and basically as i was doing what they would do then i might aswell just keep trying to do it myself.

so with my easy fix im gonna tell em ill do all their future brake switch replacements for a tenna lol
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

A big thanks for this - I used your guide before xmas and it saved me from getting pulled over again lol

Cheers
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Re: Brake light problems-changing the switch

Hey guys, just to advise on my experiences with this... i was getting the occassional 'brake light failure' on dash so after reading this i ordered a new switch from GSF website, about £12.
The 4 pins on the switch are DPST... one side is a push-to-make, the other is push-to-brake. I assume thats how the computer tells the switch is working properly. 2 feed wires are blue both +12v, and the switch wires work such that when you brake, 1 gets a +12v, and the other was already at +12v is now at 0v. (i tested to tap into it for aftermarket alarm.)
I found it easy enuff to get it out with some plumbers adjustable pliers, havnt got the new one in yet, gonna need to file the lugs down a wee bit i think
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