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Z3 brake light sensor

My brake light doesn't seem to work when depressing the brake pedal. the old owner told me that he had the sensor cleaned for the brake light and it fixed the problem

My problem is to locate the said sensor which is said to be near the brake pedal.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • shenanigan_r Mar 02, 2009

    many thanks bunnydawg!

    is it near the brake pedal itself? or the brake pedal arm near the console cover?


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Lay on your back in the drivers side and look up... it should be located just behind the brake pedal... move the brake pedal by hand and you should see the switch move

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 02, 2009

    the brake pedal pivots. there should be a switch with wires going to it somewhere on that arm up near the top.

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