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Park brake switch

Hey Johnny
Is the switch located in the car or underneath can anyone do this job or do i need to take it to to the main dealer , they are telling me i have to let it with them for a few days

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No you should be able to at least start the process by lubricating the switch and if you feel confident pulling it out and replacing it isnt really that complicated, and its in the cabin about 25cm from the bottom of the brake pedal.

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Also, check owner manual for how to manually bypass the interlock.

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