More vehicles covered in SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range

SMPE's new brake light switch

SMPE’s (Standard Motor Products Europe) brake light switch range now covers an additional 267 vehicle models for a massive 281,000 more vehicles on UK roads. As part of its ongoing catalogue development, this is the latest increase across a series of SMPE ranges and follows the recent work on its aftermarket portfolio of ABS Sensors, resulting in coverage for a further 2.7 million cars on the UK’s roads. SMPE’s brake light switch range includes 146 part numbers covering 31,397,706 UK vehicles.

Brake light switches are basic line pressure switches that are used to switch on the brake lights when the pressure in the brake system rises, i.e. under braking. More than one switch is often used to highlight brake system failure in multi-line systems. SMPE offers a range of vehicle management components which are factory tested and come with a 12-month warranty.

The company, home of the Intermotor, Fuel Parts and Lemark brands, has embarked on an intensive strategy to extend application coverage across many of its product ranges as part of ongoing catalogue improvements – immediately accessible through TecDoc – enabling quicker stock turnaround for factors.

SMPE has created one of the strongest European aftermarket programmes available, via a range of trusted brands which are firmly established throughout all tiers of distribution.

Brake Light Switches: Tech Tips

  • Failure symptoms include brake lights failing to come on or are permanently on.
  • Brake fluid leaks from the switch are also common.
  • Replacement is the only cure when failure occurs.
  • It is necessary to fully bleed the brake hydraulic system once the new switch has been fitted.
  • Check the fuse before condemning the switch.
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