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Up Topic Open Technical Section / C1 Technical Advice (Read Only Section) / Fitting a brake light microswitch.
- By beamish Date 04-07-2007 13:59 Edited 04-07-2007 16:05
I have recently had a problem with my C1 in that it wouldn't start. I traced the problem down to the Brake lever microswitch that operated the rear brake.
I was horrified that BMW charge around 25 quid for a new part plus postage, so decided to experiment. I purchased some microswitches off ebay and had a go myself, with a brilliant result. See pics below on how to do it. So Club members can buy these from our spares department for £3.00 including postage. We have lots in stock.

I would suggest that people check their microswitches are working as you will be surprised how many don't actually work. Just pull the lever and get someone to check your brake lights, or just listen for a click. No click and it aint working and my experience of the rear brake is that it is often on all the time, so do check.

It would also be better to insulate the terminals with either tape, or heatshrink. I haven't done this yet as I haven't any, but please remeber to do this.

All profits from the sale of the switches are ploughed straight back into the Club.

ALL WORK CARRIED OUT AT OWNERS RISK
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