1995 Geo Prizm washer by brake light switch

Tiny
LORAWILLIAMS
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  • 1995 GEO PRIZM
  • 265,000 MILES
Brake light stays on I found broken black rubber type washer in floor board how do I replace rubber washer by brake light switch I have tried to locate exactly how to replace it but very little to go by on other websites any help will be greatful
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 7:37 PM

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Tiny
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THIS MAY NOT BE EXACTLY HOW YOUR IS SET UP IT WILL BE SORTA SIMILAR----MY PIC WAS MADE FOR AN "ACURA"

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE ARE A "BAD SWITCH"----THE SWITCH DISLODGED FROM IT'S HOLDER----OR MAYBE A PART AS SHOWN IN MY PIC (OR SIMILAR) CRUMBLED AWAY INTO THE FLOOR. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE PIECES DOWN THERE!

A HAND MIRROR AND A BRIGHT FLASH LIGHT MAY HELP YOU SEE THE WAY YOURS WORKS, AND WHAT MAY BE WRONG (IF IT'S A MECHANICAL PROBLEM) THIS WILL HELP WITHOUT "BREAKING YOUR NECK" (YOU MAY STRAIN IT LATER WHEN YOU ATTEMPT A REPAIR)

YOU WILL NOTICE THE SWITCHES PLUNGER "SHOULD" BE PUSHED IN, WHEN THE PEDAL IS AT REST

MAYBE MY HOME-MADE PIC WILL EXPLAIN BETTER. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MY "QUICK FIX", I'LL TRY AGAIN

I DON'T REMEMBER WHOSE CAR I HELPED ON THE 1ST TIME I ENCOUNTERED THIS "STUPID PART"---WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND IT AT SEVERAL PARTS STORES (MUST BE A DEALER ITEM) SO WE USED A PLASTIC TRIM DEALEE (LIKE HOLDS THE DOOR PANEL OR CARPET IN YOUR TRUNK---WE STACKED A FEW WASHERS UNDER IT AND. WAH-LAH! IT PUSHED INTO THE HOLE AND WAS NOW TALL ENOUGH TO DEPRESS THE SWITCH

LEMME KNOW IF THIS HELPS AT ALL

GOOD LUCK!

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for the drawing and alternative for black peg auto part store would have been lost without it
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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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I HOPE IT IS WORKING WELL FOR YOU!

I COMED-ED UP WITH THAT "FIX" ALL BY MYSELF!

I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE COMPLEMENT

YOU KNOW JEEP CJs JUST DON'T HAVE CRAP LIKE THAT INCORPORATED IN THEM!

THERE'S PLENTY OF 'EM STILL AROUND......SOME MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN BETTER CARE OF THAN OTHERS..................NEVER THE LESS, THEY CAN ALL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THEIR YOUTH

EVERYTHING IS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND "EXTRA CRAP" DESIGNED TO TEAR UP LATER IS UNHEARD OF!

NOT TO MENTION "LONGEVITY" IF YOU TAKE CARE OF 'EM RIGHT......MY YOUNGEST ONE IS 36 YEARS OLD, AND HIS OLDER BROTHER IS 67 YEARS OLD

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2003-ford-500-light-on-dash-half-car-screw-throuhg-help

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 AT 11:20 AM

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