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I had trouble with my brake lights not cutting off. I ended

Customer Question

I had trouble with my brake lights not cutting off. I ended up replacing the rubber plug on the arm to the brake pedal which triggers the brake light swithch. Now the brake lights cut on and off like they should. But now the brake pedal is really stiff
and the the car is very sluggish. Like some thing is holding it back when I accelerate. I think it may have something to do with the ASCD switch. Any thoughts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

what model Nissan?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2003 350z automatic
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

CAN YOU ADJUST THE BRAKE PEDAL?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not know how to do that. Is it very difficult?
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

ADJUSTMENT

  1. Loosen the stop lamp switch and ASCD cancel switch by rotating it counterclockwise by 45°.

  1. Loosen the lock nut (A) on the input rod, then rotate the input rod to set the pedal to the specified height, and tighten the lock nut (A).

CAUTION: Check that the threaded end of the input rod stays inside the clevis.

Lock nut (A) 15.7 - 21.6 Nm (1.6 - 2.2 kg-m, 12 - 15 inch lbs.)

  1. With the pedal pulled and held by hand, press the stop lamp switch and ASCD cancel switch until its threaded end contacts the stopper rubber.
  2. With the threaded end of the stop lamp switch contacting the stopper rubber and ASCD cancel switch, rotate the switch clockwise by 45° to secure.

CAUTION: Make sure that the clearance (c) between the stopper rubber and threaded end of the stop lamp switch and ASCD cancel switch is within the standard.

  1. Check the pedal play.

CAUTION: Make sure that the stop lamps go off when the pedal is released.

  1. Start the engine to check the brake pedal's depressed height.

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