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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 1st, 2014, 10:56 am Thread Starter
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Assist with brakes and shift indicator switch in WA

My gear indicator started showing incorrect gear when riding in the rain. Little research and it looks like I may need to change out my gear indicator switch. Procedure I am reading does not sound like something I want to take on without an assist.

Also looking at replacing the brake lines with Spieglers and the bleeding process with ABS makes me a little nervous.

Wondering if there is anyone in the NE part of WA that may be willing to lend a hand. I've got a mechanical background and plenty of tools. Getting pretty good with pulling off tupperware. To date my big accomplishment has been a valve job. Pulling the rear end out to replace that switch makes me nervous because I don't have any special socket to set my torque on the pins.

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Re: Assist with brakes and shift indicator switch in WA

While I have been in there many times I have not removed that switch but I think there will be room to do it if you just remove the cross member. It is just below the slave cylinder and that cannot be pulled without removing the swing arm, but the switch is not blocked by the swing arm like the salve is. I would try that approach first. May not have to remove it (requires exhaust to come out) but you may get enough movement to pull the switch. BMW always goes overboard on pulling stuff for maintenance.

Hope you find a helper as I am a bit far away.

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Re: Assist with brakes and shift indicator switch in WA

Where are you? I live near Tacoma, I have been to Eastern Washington and there is not a lot in NE WA.
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Re: Assist with brakes and shift indicator switch in WA

I made a bonehead typing mistake. that should say NW part of WA. I live in Port Townsend. For some reason my location won't update even though I updated my profile many months ago. I sent an email off to the moderators but never heard back.

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