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    Can anyone shed some light on my problem? my brake lights seem to have a mind of there own, sometimes they come on when you press the brake pedal and go off straight away after you take your foot off the pedal and then sometime they take a few seconds to go off then other times they are on for a good 30 seconds or so. Ive changed the brake light switch that seemed to work for a while but the problem has returned again! i'm considering taking the battery off for 30 mins to see if a reset will sort it. I'm getting paranoid now keep looking in the rear view mirror at traffic lights

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    Replacement switch also faulty?

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    Did you set the brake light switch when you fitted it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Did you set the brake light switch when you fitted it?
    No mate i didn't know you had too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethan39 View Post
    No mate i didn't know you had too?
    Does anyone know how to set the switch

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    You pull the plunger out (So it gets longer) fit it inplace then when you release the brake peddle it sets the length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    You pull the plunger out (So it gets longer) fit it inplace then when you release the brake peddle it sets the length.
    Cheers Lee i take it i can still do it with the new switch in place by pressing the brake pedal down and pulling the plunger out fully? don't really want to remove the new one as i broke the old one through impatience

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    does your car have hill hold function?
    had this in my last transit and was a pita cause i didnt know what it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsi-robster View Post
    does your car have hill hold function?
    had this in my last transit and was a pita cause i didnt know what it was
    No mate normal handbrake

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    You should be able too but they are quite tight.

    Try extending the old one so you can see what its like.

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