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#1 Arthy

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:56 PM

Hi guys,

 

Just thought I'd make a post as I'm not too sure if people know about it!

 

I've broken one too many plastic brake light switches in the past (not even tightening them that much!), so I thought and see if there are any others which I could replace it with.

 

Surprisingly, some Triumphs use the same plastic switch and they've found that this switch works (used on old Volvos & BMWs);

 

https://www.eurocarp...dxoC7KwQAvD_BwE

 

https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649

 

*cheaper ones can be found on eBay ect! OEM part number - 1368786

 

I can confirm it's a straight swap! It's like its made for the mini actually! 

 

I have attached an image showing them side by side.

 

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Edited by Arthy, 21 May 2020 - 03:13 PM.


#2 Steve220

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:52 PM

Legend! That looks loads better than the standard rubbish on minis!



#3 RustyAutoCityE

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:33 PM

Shop around, if you search for the BMW(?) OEM part number - 1368786 - on ebay, you can find it cheaper then Euros price.



#4 Arthy

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:49 PM

Shop around, if you search for the BMW(?) OEM part number - 1368786 - on ebay, you can find it cheaper then Euros price.

 

I should have probably done that, oops! But there's a local Euro near me and I needed it ASAP!

 

From what I've seen online there's a few variants, even a Lucas one! This one made by FAE is well made though! 



#5 beardylondon

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:41 AM

Very helpful, I had a look and there’s tons on ebay ranging from £7.99+ all different brands under that part number, metal will surely last loads longer than the crappy plastic ones, good find!

Edited by beardylondon, 21 May 2020 - 07:41 AM.


#6 Moke Spider

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:12 AM

Always good to see alternatives !

 

I swapped over to these about 10+ years back

 

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They are a similar price or maybe a little dearer than the stock switch, but they are an Industrial switch so very high quality. With the two nuts, they allow for some adjustment too.
 



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:41 PM

Always good to see alternatives !

I swapped over to these about 10+ years back

hgtT6FP.jpg

They are a similar price or maybe a little dearer than the stock switch, but they are an Industrial switch so very high quality. With the two nuts, they allow for some adjustment too.

Do you have a link for this one?

#8 beardylondon

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:42 PM

Thanks MokeSpider, do you have a link or a part number for that one?

 

Always good to see alternatives !

 

I swapped over to these about 10+ years back

 

hgtT6FP.jpg

 

They are a similar price or maybe a little dearer than the stock switch, but they are an Industrial switch so very high quality. With the two nuts, they allow for some adjustment too.
 



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:18 PM

I recall now in particular why I went to these, it was when I fitted up the Cruise Control, and it relies on the Brake Light Switch to be reliable. For that set up, I've also fitted the same switch to the Clutch.

 

Here's one supplier for them;-

 

https://uk.rs-online...itches/1036252/

 



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:23 PM

I recall now in particular why I went to these, it was when I fitted up the Cruise Control, and it relies on the Brake Light Switch to be reliable. For that set up, I've also fitted the same switch to the Clutch.

 

Here's one supplier for them;-

 

https://uk.rs-online...itches/1036252/

 

Looks quality and fairly cheap too! I'm surprised no mini suppliers (that I know of) stock alternatives to the rubbish plastic ones thinking about it!



#11 beardylondon

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 02:48 PM

My thought exactly, however it's probably because they haven't been tested for automotive use or some such nonsense.

 

 

I recall now in particular why I went to these, it was when I fitted up the Cruise Control, and it relies on the Brake Light Switch to be reliable. For that set up, I've also fitted the same switch to the Clutch.

 

Here's one supplier for them;-

 

https://uk.rs-online...itches/1036252/

 

Looks quality and fairly cheap too! I'm surprised no mini suppliers (that I know of) stock alternatives to the rubbish plastic ones thinking about it!

 






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