ok, I don't understand... if it is just like the original switch, did the original switch stick out too far too? Are you talking about a door jam switch? A push button light switch that goes up in the roof? the dome light switch that is part of the headlight switch? that why I asked about a picture so I could know what switch you are talking about. If you don't have a picture you could google the parts image and cut and paste that picture. Or, since you bought one, what is the part number of the switch that you bought.