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Brake lights don't come on when pedal is pressed

I know the problem is the switch on the pedal. The lights come on when I push on the switch, so I know there is nothing with the wiring. What I am wondering is what makes the switch move when the pedal is pressed? After I played around with the switch the brake lights worked for a while and then stopped. Now they work whenever they feel like it, I guess. Previously I had been having the problem of the brake lights staying, I am assuming because of the same switch. Is it just a sticky switch or does something else have to be replaced?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I think Sticky switch. I used silicon spray lub on mine 10 years ago and no problem since. Certainly that switch is not that expensive? 

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I GET A CLICK SOUND FROM THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED

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Fords have that prob with a lot of the older model pedal mounted switches, (the switch presses against a bracket towards the driver) sounds weird but works somehow. disconnect the ground side of your battery, replace the switch (also advise to cover/ protect the wires as they are going through a SHARP edged hole in the sheet metal bracket that they are routed in) burned up a LOT of fuses, wires and switches before I found THAT out! good luck!

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It is designed to be adjusted.. It actually is either threaded or is held on by a nut .... Unplug electrical connector and turn clockwise holding back of swith ( assuming it is the threaded type) if it has a nut there is generally two , one on front and one on back all you have to do in either case is adjus a little at a time ..the final goal is to adjust until brake lights stay on continuously then back off until they shut off....This procedure will insure correct adjustment.... Good Luck

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The brake switch works just like you think...you step on the peddle and it depresses the switch..when you let off the peddle a return spring brings the switch ack to the neutral position it's suppose to be in.......your solution is correct also..you need to replace the switch itself.

Take your car to a garage/mechanic you trust, and tel them the problem you're having...shouldn't really cost that much for labor...I am ont positive about the cost of the switch...word of advice..DO NOT buy one from a bone yard.

I hope this Helps you

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