Question about 1990 Chevrolet K2500
After releasing my brake peddle I have to hook my foot under and pull up on it to get the lights to go off. Otherwise, I am going down the road with brake lights on. The movement in the peddle to get them to shut off is just a fraction of an inch.
If you take a look under the dash at the brake pedal, look up and follow the arm until you see a swith that looks threaded and has a plunger sticking out that touched the brake pedal arm stop plate. This is the stop light switch.
Reach up and push the switch forward toward the brake pedal arm and you will here a "ratcheting" sound. Not to worry, it is adjustable.
Once you have done that, gently pull back on the pedal arm until it stops, this will adjust the switch properly.
One final note: you may want to check your brake linings as this is an indication of worn out brake pads and shoes and may need to be replaced. As the shoes and pads wear the pedal begins to drop ever so slightly and in your case the brake switch is active all the time.
Good luck and let me know.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Buy a can of silacone oil and spray it up under and behind the brake pedal its most likly the small switch sticking do not spray front of pedal you could cover this with an old rag to prevent overspray this will solve your problem.adrian
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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