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how to remove the front brake switch from perch?

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My front brake switch is stuck in the on position.  I'd like to remove the cable from the lever perch to clean and inspect, but I'm not sure exactly how to remove it, trying not to break anything.
I saw a switch listed on ebay and it looks like there are a couple of tabs to depress from the outside, just looking for advice on the best way to get it out safely?

1978 DT400
Last edit: 24 May 2022 10:38 by 1jcnorton. Reason: additional info
24 May 2022 10:37 #1

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Tabs break easily.  Press them carefully and pull switch gently but don't be surprised if they break.  Almost always super brittle after all these years.

Prudent to order a new one. 
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Replied by 1jcnorton on topic how to remove the front brake switch from perch?

I just can't seem to figure out where the tabs are, or what to use to press them. Can you draw me a picture? LOL
25 May 2022 12:54 #3

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I will try to take picture
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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