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Brake Switch Replacement

How do i remove the brake switch? is there a trick to this?

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This diagram helped me....just remove clip and pop it off arm

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check to be sure the brake light switch under the dash on top of the brake pedal arm is disconnecting, see if unplugging that switch does the trick, if so , replace the switch

Jul 07, 2011 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

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I need instrustion to install a brake switch

It is a generic Nissan brake light switch replacement procedure... the brake light switch on a Nissan Altima i.e. controls the illumination of the brake lights. Without the switch, the lights would not go on. The switch has no service life, so when it goes, it usually happens suddenly. New brake light switches can be obtained from Nissan or from a Nissan dealership.

1. Remove the cotter pin from the pin bolt that holds the brake pedal to the brake booster with a pair of pliers. There is a small cotter pin running through the brake pedal to brake booster connection. You need to pull this cotter pin out to remove the larger pin that holds the brake pedal to the brake booster.
2. Slide the pin out of the brake booster mounting bracket.
3. Pull up on the brake pedal to slide it out of the brake booster mounting bracket.
4. Remove the bolts holding the brake switch to the firewall using a socket wrench.
5. Remove the electrical connector on the brake switch by pulling it straight off the switch.
6. Slide the switch off the firewall.
7. Install the new switch. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that you replace the cotter pin in the brake booster to brake pedal connection. The cotter pin prevents the retaining pin in the brake booster mounting bracket from coming off.

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Mar 31, 2011 | Nissan Altima Cars & Trucks

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Brake lights don't work how to fix

When a vehicle's brake lights all go out at the same time, the culprit is usually the
"stoplight Switch" which is operated by depressing the brake pedal.

To replace a stoplight switch, first determine what type of switch you have.
If you have an electrical switch mounted to the brake pedal in the passenger compartment:
  • Unscrew the switch.
  • Unplug the wires.
  • Replace with a new switch. Adjust as needed.
  • Plug the wires back in.
If you have a hydraulic pressure switch that is mounted in the brake master cylinder:
  • Mark and disconnect the wires.
  • Unscrew the switch.
  • Screw the replacement switch in.
  • Reconnect the wires
Here's a picture of the "Stoplight Switch", aka Brake Light Switch - 1995 GMC K1500 Sierra


Brake lights (stoplights) are activated by a mechanical switch on the brake pedal.
To test a suspected bad stoplight switch, bypass it with a jumper wire. The stoplights should light when the wires are connected. Use the test light to see if there is power at one of the lights.
  • If the lights come on when the wires are connected but not when the brakes are applied, replace the switch.
  • If the stoplights operate without the key on, remove the stoplight fuse before removing the switch.
  • If the new switch is adjustable, adjust it so that it is open when the pedal is released.lights should come on about 1/4" after the pedal is applied.

Feb 20, 2011 | 1995 GMC Sierra

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How to fix brake lights my brake lights are on all the time

It sounds like your Brake Light Switch is defective, it is located on or above your brake pedal. Locate it and disconnect the wire harness to the switch and see if the Brake Lights turn off. if they do replace the switch. It should be a simple removal and replacement that you can do yourself.

Feb 17, 2011 | 1997 Dodge Caravan

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The brake lights come off and on randomly.

I suspect your brake light switch has gone on the fritz. There is a small mechanical switch mounted up under the drivers side with a plunger that protudes out toward the brake down pivot leg. That switch plunger just makes contact with that brake leg so that the plunger is pushed in slightly by the return action of the brake leg. If that leg does not make proper contact, then the switch may cause the brakes to flash on and off. The switch must be positioned so that it makes just enough to hold the plunger in just enough to turn off the lights but allow the brake lights to come on just as soon as you depress the brake slightly, warning the driver behind.

Access to that switch is removing a under dash panel in the drivers side well and the switch may be adjusted with a small bolt on the mounting plate. You have to get in from the passenger side , roll over on your back with your head down in the drivers side well. remove the panel screws and there is the switch. a replacement can be purchased on line for 8-15 bucks.

Jan 22, 2011 | Cadillac STS-V Cars & Trucks

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How do I replace the brake light switch on my 1997 toyota tacoma?

The brake light switch is located on a bracket under the dash near the top of the brake pedal arm. To remove switch, disconnect wiring, loosen locknut and unscrew switch. Replacement is reverse procedure. To adjust, screw in switch until operating button is fully depressed by pedal arm, tighten locknut and reconnect wires. Check for correct operation of lights You may have to unscrew switch slightly to get best operation..

Nov 27, 2010 | Toyota Tacoma Cars & Trucks

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Can't shift from park into drive. could this mean the stop brake switch has gone bad? If so how much would replacement to include labor cost?

yes, a definite possibility. Are the brake light out as well? That would make it definite.
To verify the switch is bad, pull the connector off and short the terminals in the connector together using a big paper clip. If this does the trick, replaces the switch. The part is about $20 and 30 minutes labor.

Oct 19, 2010 | 2004 Mercury Mountaineer

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2003 ford escort brake lights stuck on

Replace the brake light switch on the pedal try removing it first and pulling out the plunger and refitting it sometimes this fixes the problem

Oct 06, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escort

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Need photo schematic for replacing Brake Light Switch

the brake light switch is on the top part of the pedal unplug electrial connection remove clip that holds switch on pin remove switch and reassemble

Jun 03, 2009 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

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Replacement of brake light switch

its up under the dash at the very top of your brake pedal remove lower section of drivers dash if you have to

Jun 17, 2008 | 1995 Nissan Altima

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