XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 1997 - 2003

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Hello,
Just wondering if anyone has ordered the brake light switch from Rock
Auto for their XJ8/XJR..?

I need this switch also, but the XJR/XJ8 photo of the switch on the rock auto
website is of the XK8 switch. If you look at the XK8 switch pic on there
website it is of the XJ8 switch with the right Jaguar model number right on it.
I called rock auto and they said there pics are right.
If that is true the parts are mixed up.
Not sure which to order? I guess I'll just order the XJ8/XJR one because
if its wrong they are at fault and will exchange it.
 
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I removed mine from an XJ8 pedal assembly and IIRC that the top one is a locating pin so if you feel up there you should find it directly above the lower stud.
 
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Hi Dave, Thank you for your XJ information in the previous post

Here are 2 photos of the switch area showing the black stud on the pedal and the brass stud(s) on the pedal box frame (The slotted opening on the top of the switch, does it slide into the lower brass stud or the upper brass stud??)





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Jim are you wanting to know how the switch assembly fits? It only goes in one way in a fixed position to receive the black attached stud.

Have you tried cleaning/replacing the micro switches?
 
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The black attached stud is how the brake pedal actuates teh switch (it is actuated when the pin is NOT touching the switch) I found this to be counter intuitive but is how it works. I suppose that eliminates the need to adjust?

The brass upper stud highlighted in blue in your second picture is likely the correct one for the slot in the switch.
 
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Hi all
I purchased a new brake switch for $45.79 less promo of $2.29 (5% discount) but added 3 day ups express $17.79 - totaled $61.29 from Rock Auto Parts - part# is SLS504 mfg by STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS - shipped from standard motor products warehouse in Richmond Va. Received it in 2 days from the order date.

I am sorry to say that I got the last one that the warehouse had in stock - I was going to recommend it - looks better than the dealership switch

here is a photo of the box that came from Standard motor products warehouse in Richmond VA:

Brake Light Switch-brake-light-switch-rock-auto-parts-warehouse-box-label.jpg

also photos of the switch they send me





The mounting bolt has a 7mm head and a 8mm lock nut.

This evening I ordered Gear Wrench 7 mm Ratcheting Combination Wrench from Advanced Auto Parts online for net price of $7.43 that is in stock at my local store and is being held there for me to pick it tomorrow. List price was $9.99 less promo code TRT30 (30% discount = $3.00) plus sales tax.

I purchased an Irwin vise grip long reach (6LN) - nice thin long needle nose lock gripping piers at Lowes for $7.99 to hold the lock nut when I install the new switch.

Jim Lombardi
 

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Jim -- I don't know if you got it installed yet or not, but I remember installing mine and it went in pretty simply when I first lined up the lower hole with the bolt, then I could tell where the upper slot was supposed to go. Maybe I got lucky, but once I did that, I found it quickly and it installed without a problem (well, not exactly - I struggled with the nut and bolt a lot, but that's because of the small space and partially upside down orientation of my not so slender frame!)

Good luck.
 
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Rock Auto Parts still has Airtex part# SW9225 in stock for $45.99 (5% rock auto promo code- 127145206330085) probably net cost after discount and shipping of about $57.

No photo of the Airtex part on Rock Auto Parts website, but there is drawings with all the specs on Airtex website - here is the weblink to their PDF file:

http://www.wellsve.com/custom_search...ngs/SW9225.pdf

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Update, I called Rock Auto Parts this morning and they agreed to put the correct photos on these 2 Standard Motors Products brake light switch part numbers

The Standard Motor Products brake light switch part# SLS504 for the 1998 -2003 XJ8/XJR on Rock auto parts website -
Rock Auto parts photo of the switch is not the one for part# SLS504 (it is for the part# SLS503 for the 1997 - 2006 XK8 & 2000 -2006 XKR).

Rock Auto parts has the wrong photos for these 2 parts numbers - they need to switch the photos.

Here is the correct information for part# SLS504 that I copied into the following JPEG from Standard Motor Products website catalog (click on image to get a larger sharper view of it):

Brake Light Switch-brake-light-switch-standard-motor-products.jpg

Weblink to Standard Motor Products catalog webpage:

Standard - eCatalog

After the webpage opens, Click on the part number tab (to bring up the part number seach webpage) put SLS504 as the part number in the part number search box.

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Thank you Jim! I appreciate it.
 

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I just checked Rock Auto Parts webpage for the SLS504 brake switch for XJ and they now have it in stock also it now has the correct photo with it. They also now put the correct photo for the SLS503 brake switch for XK.

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Default Brake pedal switch repair

Has anyone tried replacing the micro-switches (Cherry A817) that are inside the switch mechanism? It seems relatively easy to de-solder the old switches and replace with new ones. If so, where did you purchase them, and what was the cost? I think $125 for the OEM replacement is way out of line, especially since this should have been part of a recall since it poses a real safety issue.
 
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RC - I was interested in replacing the micro-switches but couldn't figure out which ones to get. There are thousands at Digi-Key for example.

I just went looking for Cherry A817 or A8-17 and can't find them for sale either. The switches in my car (I had the switch assembly out to study it) - the steel lever is not hinged as shown by Cherry but is fixed and curves around the top to work the switch and is springy (hard to describe) - and I could not find a MFG name or numbers on them.

Where did you find that number?
Can you point me to a place that sells them?

Thanks,
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Rock Auto no longer has the SLS-503 for some years of the XK8 (I have a 2006). I was going to get one for my 2006 XK8 - put it in the cart and then a few seconds later a message jumped up indicating "no longer available removing from cart" and it disappeared from my cart and it disappeared from the online catalog, too.

I found the Standard SLS-503 Switch at other places around $70 - much better than Jaguar's price so may go that route but would be happy to replace the switches if I can find them, as most micro-switches are under $1 each.
 
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Jimbov8 are you in the uk any time soon?? Sounds like I've got to replace the brake light switch and i'm not looking forward to it!! It's due for test end of march so firstly I need to get a switch then have a go at fitting it, any help much appreciated!
 
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If anyone has a 1997 4.0 xk8 brake light switch for sale please let me know, thanks
 
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Toshnali, you are posting in the XJ8 forum. You will get help more quickly by starting a new thread in the XK8 forum.
 
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??? has anybody had any luck just cleaning the contacts on the brake light switch P/N LNB6420BB. Since the contacts are exposed it would seem like a simple inexpensive fix
 
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Default XJ8 Brake light switch price update

Rock Auto - SLS504 $89.79 plus shipping - no stock at this time
- 1S12145 $94.79 plus $3.99 shipping - 2 remaining at this time


Ebay - autozone - WELLS SW9225 $71.99 plus $3.99 shipping
full weblink -add www
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weblink Brake Light Switch Wells SW9225 Fits 95 03 Jaguar Vanden Plas | eBay

Not sure if the following is new or used part
Jaguar Parts Specialist - LNB6420BB $59.95 plus $9.95 shipping
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weblink: Jaguar Brake Pedal Switch Xj8, Vdp, Xjr 98-03. LNB6420BB, LNB6420BA - Jaguar Parts Specialist
 

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Originally Posted by airtracker View Post
??? has anybody had any luck just cleaning the contacts on the brake light switch P/N LNB6420BB. Since the contacts are exposed it would seem like a simple inexpensive fix
That's what I did a few years ago and it's worked for me.
 

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