Approximate time to complete this lesson: 7 minutes.
Lesson 1.3 Video
Begin Lesson 1.3 by watching this video (1 minute, 8 seconds)
Review of Lesson 1.3
- Determine the presence of mercury switches. Mercury switches are commonly located under the hood, in the trunk, in the glovebox and in ABS systems.
- Remove the parts that contain mercury, e.g. the switches.
- Remove the mercury component from the switch.
- Place mercury components in the recycling container labeled “Mercury Switches”.
- For additional information on mercury switch removal, including listings of vehicles that contain mercury switches and their specific locations, see “Removal Procedures” at www.switchout.ca.
Health & Safety:
- Mercury in automobiles is the single largest source of mercury in use in Canadian products.
- Mercury is extremely dangerous to the environment, so the pellets must be removed prior to the hulk being sent for shredding.
The next lesson (topic) is Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)