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MG MGA - Brake Lights Switch
|Does anyone have a foolproof method of holding the junction steady (without snapping brake pipes) while applying torque (the undoing sort) to the switch? It's such a long way down, and I've been racking my brains to think of an everyday household implement that will do the job - but without success.|
|Nick, I think almost all of us have been there!|
Some ideas here!
I think it's John Cole's tip near the bottom I favour most.
|Oh and if you are using a new repro. replacement switch, you might want to install a relay:|
|brakesears ago when I had that problem in one of my MGA|
|Nick - "Oh and if you are using a new repro. replacement switch, you might want to install a relay"|
See the article, Brake Light Relay in the Other Tech Articles section of my web site at: http://homepages.donobi.net/sufuelpumps/ for information on making and installing a relay/arc suppression circuit. Cheers - Dave
|Thanks all. Of course, I should have looked in the archive: there's a lot on this topic, isn't there?|
|Oh yes, like I say, we've all been there!|
|I did it by having someone hold a pry bar against the junction to hold against the torque - the switch came unscrewed without breaking the junction.|
|I use an adjustable spanner on one of the legs,|
|Robert (Bob) Midget Turbo|
|OK - got it off.|
The crowbar wedged between the union and the seam on top of the chassis rail did it, plus waiting till I could find an assistant and the right 7/8" long socket.
Thanks for your help.
This thread was discussed between 31/08/2009 and 04/09/2009
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