Question about 1999 Ford Contour
The brake pedal control switch has came off the break pedal is dangling how do i fix it so it doesnt kill my battery
The BOO (brake on-off) switch may have come out of the retainer
or just slipped back. It's on the brake pedal arm above the pedal.
Push it into the bracket until the button is pushed in. If it won't stay put, use needle nose pliers to bend the tabs in just a little.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Transmission was initially misdiagnosed as being ok. The problem was the "range sensor", which showed up on the transmission shops diagnostic computer on a second look.
Replacement of the range sensor solved the problem. This was a $150.00 fix. Unfortunately a lot of other cash was spent because of the initial miss.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
you will need to do a test with a battery light disconnect the negative wire on the battery and connect one end of the test light to the battery and the other to the terminal with everything switched off if the test light is lit you have a draw if it is not lit then it is something else sometimes door switches and glove box switches wear out and need added lift to properly shut the open circuit down
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
You'll need to repace the switch itself if it is defective. These are available at most auto-parts stores, and looking at the switch itself will help in determining what you actually need to do in removing it. It fits into a set position on the side of the dash nearest to the driver, just in front of the brake pedal arm, and is operated by pressing on the brake pedal, which causes the switch to make contact internally and pass voltage through to the brake light or to the cruise control system.
To remove, disconnect wiring harness, remove the front retaining nut and once it's removed, slide the switch out of the mount, just compare the new switch to the old one to make sure they are the same, then reinstall after putting the nuts & washers at approximately the same location on the new one, once installed, test the adjustment by making sure the brake light is not on without the brake pedal being pushed, then check the cruise control, it should engage properly as well as disengage when you press on the brake pedal. Adjustments are made by adjusting the mounting position either forwards or backwards with the mounting hardware.
If you are having problems with this, verify the voltage coming into one side of the switch with the pedal not being pressed, then the voltage should pass through the switch, when the brake pedal is pressed. On a dual switch (see below) ground voltage goes through the Cruise control part of the switch-depending on the model, but on either type, removing the connection from the switch and verifying continuity when the switch is activated will determine if it is working properly, as long as the switch breaks continuity when not being activated.
Some of these switches are dual purpose, working both the brake light and the cruise control, some are individual switches with one for each, and on some cars, the brake light switch works for both the cruise and the brake light.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
Flashers - REPLACEMENT
Turn Signal Flasher
(see Figure 1)
Fig. 1: The turn signal flasher is located on the multi-function switch in the steering column
Hazard Warning Flasher
Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
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