What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by ssava » 24 Feb 2018, 17:07

Okay. We changed the lights... but the park brake light stays on still.
We checked for any wires coming from the park brake lever under the steering wheel... but there were no electrical wires.
How does the park brake light know the park brake is engaged?
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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by CATHOUSE » 24 Feb 2018, 18:46

You should see a round cannister looking piece attached to the park brake assembly. It would be near the end close to the firewall. It is about 1/2" in diameter and about an 1" long. Maybe a little longer. It has been a while since I was looking at one of them.

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by ssava » 24 Feb 2018, 21:04

I see nothing...
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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by Leroy R » 24 Feb 2018, 23:41

I think this is what you are looking for

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=75

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by ssava » 25 Feb 2018, 07:14

Leroy R wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 23:41
I think this is what you are looking for

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=75
Thanks. So. Am I missing this part?
Is there any visuals as to where it goes? Where the wiring connects?
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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by Leroy R » 25 Feb 2018, 10:40

According to the part description, it was on XR7s and an option on Standard models. I am wondering if a previous owner wired the light to something else if your car doesn't have the switch. You'd have to start at the light and try to trace the wiring back. Or maybe someone took the switch off and stuffed it up under the dash somewhere. There is probably a hole in the shaft the parking brake rod is in. When the rod is pulled to set the brake either a thicker part of the rod arrives at the hole and pushes the switches actuator up or the switch is normally made and when the rod is pulled the actuator drops into the hole releasing the switch. Depends whether it is a normally closed or normally open switch.

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by CATHOUSE » 25 Feb 2018, 13:13

Leroy R wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 23:41
I think this is what you are looking for

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=75

Yes ssava that is the part and it does appear that you are missing it. It would be back in the area of the round wheel that the cable runs over.

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by ssava » 25 Feb 2018, 17:57

Thanks. Would anyone have a video or images to show how it looks properly installed?
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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by Cadillacbart » 26 Feb 2018, 08:28

This listing even has pics of how it is to be wired:
https://www.ebay.com/i/232648868637?chn ... 1328452854

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Re: What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

Post by ssava » 26 Feb 2018, 20:53

Cadillacbart wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 08:28
This listing even has pics of how it is to be wired:
https://www.ebay.com/i/232648868637?chn ... 1328452854
Thanks. Just checking. Has no one else had to do this before?
Just want to see if there's any advise.
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