Braking system warning lamps and electrical switches - removal and refitting

General
1 All models are fitted with a low fluid level warning switch in the master cylinder reservoir cap and a brake pedal stop-lamp switch.

2 Some versions have front disc pad wear sensors and a handbrake “ON” warning switch.

3 Warning indicator lamps are mounted on the instrument panel. Their renewal is covered in Chapter 12.

Handbrake “ON” warning lamp switch
4 The handbrake “ON” warning switch is attached to the handbrake lever and can be removed after disconnecting the wiring and undoing the retaining screw (see illustration).

18.4 Removing handbrake warning switch
18.4 Removing handbrake warning switch

Stop-lamp switch 5 The stop-lamp switch can be removed by disconnecting the leads and unscrewing the locknut which holds the switch to its bracket under the facia (see illustration).

18.5 Brake stop-lamp switch locknut location (arrowed)
18.5 Brake stop-lamp switch locknut location (arrowed)

6 When fitting the switch, adjust its position by screwing it in or out so that it does not actuate during the first 5.0 mm of pedal travel.

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