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Try checking the brake light switch attached to the pedal under the dash. They were kn own for the wire breaking. Some just get skinned up by the pedal arm and short out. Either way look there first. Let me know what you find
O.K. here is the latest. I live in Hawaii and Ford will have to order the part which sales for 40 bucks. They suggested I try the part store ,and could probably come up with a match as far as the connector and pig tail. i did disconnect the connector from the brake switch after lots of effort. It has some rattling sounds in it so I dont know if that means any thing or not. The parts store looked at my brake switch ,and he came up with the idea of just cutting the wires from the stock connect and putting ends on the wires that will plug directly into the brake switch. Sounded like a good/easy idea to me. So I did and got it all plugged in (still using the old brake switch since you advise its most likely ok)and smoke starts coming from under the hood. Its coming from a wire connection directly in front of my brake fluid reservoir .not sure if its the same wire that leads to the brake switch but that is my guess. Any way the area or part this plugs into looks to be slightly melted now. Im not sure if this was my problem all along or if Im just making things worse.
I can get you the vin number on Monday. Thanks
So the dealer is telling me Ford wont cover splicing this harness. The guy is telling me its only for the cruise control. So if its not spliced I will have no cruise control. Which I havent had for years,and living in hawaii I never can use it. If I elect not to splice this ,and save 65 bucks will i be able to fix my issue with the ABS light flashing,and no brake lights.
Remeber I cut the end of my connector going to the brake pedal switch and plugged it straight into the switch. I just dont want to make a bigger problem.
so did they do the recall or not?