This puppy is very similar to mr. Jeep, my '77 cj 5
In the past I have posted my pics, so I have them on hand in my many "fix pics"
The body is threaded, but made of plastic
The anchor is a hole- it sorta reminds me of the holes in a metal light switch box where the wires enter in. It can be found directly behind the "brake pedal tab" (which will touch the brake switch plunger)
The switch is "normally depressed" when the pedal is not being used
It "extends", when the pedal is pressed, when extended, the brake lights are on
This switch is adjustable fore or aft by moving the two nuts up or down on the body
You want to set it so the plunger is "in" but not being forced (plunger and body) rearward by the brake pedal tab
Adjusted too far forward-constant force, as the brake pedal tab "slams" the assembly will eventually make the two nuts strip out the plastic threads. The whole switch will push rear ward in the anchoring hole
-this will result in the brake lights staying on constantly, as now the plunger will remain "extended"
My pics were taken from the floor board looking up
Not much room in the jeep to see it any better at another angle
If you are real careful, snag that 12 inch x 12 inch mirror out of the hall way (i found a bigger mirror is better than a small inspection mirror). It and a good light will allow you to work on this without being a contortionist (everything will be reversed!)
Break the mirror-the wifey will kill you!
Insure you let us know how things are turning out!
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Saturday, July 5th, 2014 AT 8:24 PM