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Brake light sticking on

PostPost by: jimj » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 am

Just moved house and I can`t find the workshop manual...........or pretty much anything. I`m sure the answer is simple. The brake light is sticking on, it`s a `73 Sprint, where do I look?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:22 am

Look at the brake light switch (mechanical type) located above the pedal.
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:54 am

Horrible plastic thing off a mini and many others... the case usually separates from the threaded bit over the years. S1/2 cars had a hydraulic switch, much more reliable!
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PostPost by: jimj » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 pm

Yes it was the switch so I ordered a new identical one from Kelvedon for a bit over £11. I noticed later a Mini one on ebay for £2.85 inc. postage, it was slightly different but I thought I`d have one as a spare. They both came today and they are identical to each other. Fitted and working now, thanks,
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PostPost by: USA64 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Can you post what Mini the switch goes to so I can add it to my cross-reference.
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