I bought a new switch per your advice today.I went to install it and found that there is just a hole where the plastic thing that pushes the plunger in is supposed to be. I went to buy a new plastic plunger pusher but the auto parts place said it is a part that you just cannot get anywhere. He said that maybe I could get one at a junkyard so I looked at the pieces that were left and it appears to be one molded piece so to get one off of another car I would have to break it in half. Discouraged, I went home and tried to jerry rig something to push in the plunger. I finally succeeded with a small plastic bolt. Unfortunately, though it pushed the plunger what appeared to be all the way in, it still didn't make the brake light go out. I already returned the switch, so now I don't know whether the old switch is bad as well as the plastic thing, or if the jerry rigged bolt just isn't pushing the plunger in far enough. Wow, such a seemingly simple repair has become a gen-u-wine pain in the kiester, lol! Mainly because of the location under the steering.I am a big person and it would be comical to watch me attempt to squeeze under the dash and try to get both arms in a satisfactory position! Haha! I can't really get to the switch or see it unless I remove the steering drive shaft and wheel. Does anyone know where I can find a plastic plunger pusher or if something else could suffice in it's place? Boy, if I had the money this would be one job I would give to my mechanic!
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 AT 3:49 PM