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how to replace a brake light switch

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how to replace a brake light switch
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Nissan
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3/16/2010
Nissan Mechanic: marcpod, Own collision repair advice replied 7 years ago
marcpod
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Welcome. Can you give me the model and the engine size?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

XE V6 crew cab
Nissan Mechanic: marcpod, Own collision repair advice replied 7 years ago
ok Thank you. The brake light switch is on the back side of the pedal it is clipped in. Just remove and slide out the sensor and replace. That is it. If you need anything just let me know.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I have looked closley and can not see the base of the switch due to othe brackets in the way
Nissan Mechanic: marcpod, Own collision repair advice replied 7 years ago
You will have to remove those brackets in the way. but that is it. Then its just getting in there to replace it.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
After closer inspection looking for a "clip" I found that it was not a clip but a lock nut tacked to the iaccessable side of the bracket and a second that needs to be loosen. To remove the obstructing brackets involves the steering column. This has not been of any help.
Nissan Mechanic: Aaron, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
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Turn the brake switch 90deg and it will slide out. There is no need to remove any brackets.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Turning the switch 90' doese nothing. I have removed the lower half of the dash. That has allowed me access to the lock nut. By lossening the lock nut the entire switch was able to be un screewed from the bracket and a new one installed.

You must have been thinking of a newer model or a completly different model or just winging it.

Your advice was not helpful therfore I will not be paying for it.
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