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Old 02-14-2007, 11:31 AM
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Cool Brake Light Switch

I am in desperate need of a brake light switch for my 2003 Ford Explorer XLT..I have find a dozen but none seem to look like they fit. The current one is a 2 prong Pollak part. I have only seen 4 or 5 prong..HELP HELP HELP

The most poplular switch that comes up is the motorcraft parts..Doesn't fit!!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:10 PM
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If you know the OEM part num your can probably find it at http://www.oehq.com/
OR you can work through their drill down search. It may be called a stop light switch.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:26 PM
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Yeh, OEHQ has it also. You have to remove the spaces and dash from the part number ( 4L2Z13480AB ). I'd go with Y2K since they are a sponsor and help keep this site going.

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I know it is 3 yra later, but did you ever get the correct part? Ford is telling me it was discontinued due to safety reasons and a conversion kit has been put out to replace it. I cannot find the original part anywhere. Looking for help from anyone on how to fix this without having to spend $200+ for the conversion kit
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:43 AM
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I know it is 3 yra later, but did you ever get the correct part? Ford is telling me it was discontinued due to safety reasons and a conversion kit has been put out to replace it. I cannot find the original part anywhere. Looking for help from anyone on how to fix this without having to spend $200+ for the conversion kit

4L2Z13480AB is a valid part number.
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Thank you. I tried that part # on ACDelco and Motorcraft Auto Parts OE Parts Headquarters - and it pulls nothing up. When I do a search for the part it shows the new part that is the replacement for the defective part. Thank you for your help.
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I just recently replaced my brake light switch in my 02 xlt. I got the conversion kit from ford and it was not more than $80. The kit only had a new switch and plug that you had to splice into the old wire harness...its a simple 30min project at the most. Two wires to splice. I was told the newer style switch was not reliable so they went back to the older mechanical type...its looks different but fits perfectly into the same place...
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Thank you for the info. The dealer here charges $100 for the kit or $170 to install it with an additional $100 diagnostic fee. I wouldn't mind paying the $100 for the kit if it wasn't the principal behind it that they did a recall for the Taurus and Sable for years 2000-2003 which use the same brake light switch as the Explorer, but because not enough people reported it to the NHTSA the Explorer didn't have to be included. Doesn't make sense, but hey I don't make the rules. I think if you have a faulty product and do a recall you should recall all the vehicles using the part.
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I fully agree...it sux but at this point not much we can do...good luck
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Just this spring had the recall on my 95 and 97, for replacement of Brake light switch and install harness, cost $00.00
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Smile 03 Ford Explorer brake light switch

Brake lights won't turn off and it drains battery. Went to Auto part store and they say FORD changed this part to a convertor part where you have to cut wires and stuff. An 02 Windstar brake light switch seems to work fine and takes the place of the converter part. Just put it in so time will tell if it really works. Hope this helps someone!
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Brake lights won't turn off and it drains battery. Went to Auto part store and they say FORD changed this part to a convertor part where you have to cut wires and stuff. An 02 Windstar brake light switch seems to work fine and takes the place of the converter part. Just put it in so time will tell if it really works. Hope this helps someone!
How did the switch work? Just found out tonight the switch was stuck in my wife's '03 Explorer. The usual "we'll have to bring it in from the mainland" answer won't sit well so I'd like to find a practical alternative.
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The switch from the parts store that requires cutting and splicing in a new connector really is not bad to do. I picked up the part from O'Reilly's for $15 and installed it in the the parking lot at work.

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