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Car wont start due to safety switch

My mom rear ended someone and slammed the brakes and set off the safety switch under the brake petal. how do i fix that. cause the car wont start at all.

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It is the fuel pump inertia switch. Located in the trunk usually behind the rear passenger side tire well under the trunk liner. Just push it in and you should be ready to go.

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How do i change the parking brake switch

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My brake lights are staying on and drained my battery!!!! could it be a fuse??

the fact that you have lights means your fuse is good-lights all the time means your brake switch (located above the brake petal) is hung up or stuck. You need to get down low enough to see it, under the dash and immediately above the brake petal-as you push the petal with your hand, you will see it attached to the brake linkage-for some reason, it is always 'closed' which causes the lights to stay on, even with the key off (safety reasons, this circuit is always hot). you should be able to 'unstick' it by manipulating it, or you can spray a light coating of wd40 on the assembly to sree it up. Worst case, you will need to replace it, the usually run under $20.

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Thanks mikemt an I see the button there but when I went to get the switch it wasnt wat im lookin at it was white an didn have that button im lookin at on the pedal is it under the dash cause does not look...

Hi, you may be looking at the cruise control release switch. The stop light switch is behind the pedal as shown below. You're right--this is not an easy fix. After replacing, you need to make up a special tool to adjust it.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the three fasteners from the left side insulator panel.
  3. Slide the steering shaft protective cover towards the cowl.
  4. Remove the vacuum hose at the cruise control cut OFF switch, if so equipped.
  5. Remove the stoplamp switch-to-steering column bracket retaining pin.
  6. Unplug the electrical connector.
  7. Push the switch arm to the left and towards the cowl to disconnect switch-to-pedal arm. Release the snap clip and remove the switch.

To install:
  1. Install the switch and push up until it is seated into the top snap clip.
  2. Attach the electrical connectors.
  3. Connect the switch to the pedal.
  4. Install the switch-to-steering column retaining pin.
  5. Connect the vacuum hose if equipped with cruise control.
  6. Install the steering shaft protective sleeve.
  7. Adjust the stoplamp switch.
  8. Install the left sound insulator, connect the negative battery cable and check switch operation.


1988-92 Vehicles
See Figures 3 and 4


Fig. Fig. 3: Suggested brake light adjustment tool for 1988-92 vehicles


Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the brake light switch-1992 vehicle shown

  1. Depress the brake pedal (push down), as far as possible and hold.
  2. Using a stiff wire with a hooked end, gently pull the switch set lever forward (toward the front of the vehicle), and listen for an audible click that indicates release of the automatic adjuster.

If no click is heard, release the brake pedal and repeat the above procedure.
  1. After release of the automatic adjuster, slowly pull the brake pedal all the way rearward. Listen for the switch to ratchet into the set position (setting the brake light switch). At least three clicks of the ratchet should be heard.
  2. Inspect the operation of the brake lights, as follows:
    1. The brake lights should light at maximum brake pedal travel of 1 1 / 4 in. (32mm) and throughout the remainder of the pedal travel.
    2. If the brake lights do not light, repeat the switch adjuster procedure one more time.

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I think before you had hit the car in front of you, You did push the brakes too hard and that might make the Brake light switch stick and the lights will stay on soon as the battery is reconnected. So check the brake light switch which should be under your brake pedal. Good luck

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Hello I have a chevy trailblazer 2002. I have recently have noticed my brake lights are on, when the truck is off. This has drained my battery and now it won't start. What is causing this to happen? Plz...

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What do the relays and fuses look like under the hook of a 96 s 10 blazer. Someone said to check theses and how do you. My brake lights dont work and the 10A fuse under the dash is good and i replaced the...

Did you check or replace the brake light bulbs?
It is more common to have burnt bulbs than a bad brake light switch or blown fuse.
Do you have orange signal lights and red brake lights at the rear?
Then the signal light switch will not affect the brake lights.....but....
If they are all red and you use the same bulbs for brake and signal....the brake light wiring goes through the signal light switch and could be affected there.
First....check for power getting to the brake light switch......and leaving it with a test light.......then go to the rear....pull a light assembly and check for power getting to the power? follow the wiring back to the switch looking for a bad connection.
The fuses and relays under the hood are usually in a black plastic box labeled fuses and or relays.

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