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post #1 of 7 Old 09-02-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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brake light switch adjustment, rear brake?

Is there a way to adjust the switch for the rear brake light?

I was messing with the rear brake where it attaches to the foot pedal to get some of the play out from when I touch the pedal to when the brakes are being applied. I got them how I want them, but now the brake light is always on. Is there a way to adjust the position of the switch (I am not even sure where it is), so that I gan get the pedal to engage where I would like it?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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The switch is adjustable. It's at the top of the spring that connects to the rear brake pedal.

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Thanks greywolf, is this what I adjust, or it is behind the bracket?


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That's the one. The plastic nut at the bottom is the adjuster.

Don't rotate the wiring.

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You can lift the switch a little to relieve pressure on the nut and turn the plastic nut with your fingers to the right to lower the switch body. No tools are needed.

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Thanks guys, I got it all adjusted how I want it now.

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Excellent...

This stopped working on me and turns out it was just way out of adjustment... thanks

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