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Question DetailsAsked on 5/26/2017

Need a mechanic to change brake light switch in ford taurus 2003.

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Auto Repair would be the Search the List category for this - though that includes both regular repair shops and mobile mechanics. If you received a ticket for this commonly you have a couple of days to a week to get it fixed (though may not be legal to drive it at all if brake lights are not working at all), so maybe you could (during a low traffic period) carefully drive to a repair shop nearby to get it fixed - nothing difficult about it, so any auto repair shop should be able to do it.

For a mobile mechanic, you would have to google for local ones, then cross-check those names for listing in the Auto Repair category in Search the List to see if they are rated and reviewed on Angies List.

Switch cost typically about $7-20, replacement labor should be minimum shop charge - typically $75-125 range except in extremely high cost areas or at foreign car specialty shops, where $100-175 is probably more common range.

If slightly car handy, not a tough DIY job - a couple of mounting bolts or screws and detach a 2 or 4 wire wiring harness, swap it out for new one, hook wire connector on, bolt back on (commonly with slotted bolt holes in the bracket to allow for sliding adjustment so the contact is just clear of the brake pedal arm when your foot is off it so the lights do not come on till the pedal is depressed. I would give it a 2 on the car repair complexity scale of 1-10, though does take lying on your belly in the car door or upside down off the seat to reach up under the dash to work on it - is located high up along the brake pedal arm near its pivot point - above the pivot on some makes of cars, so moderately to quite far up under the front edge of the dash so is a bit of a back pain to do. About 15-20 minute job I would say for a first-time DIY'er, 5-10 for a car repair savvy person.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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