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Not sure of sequence of steps to replace brake switch. faulty swithch has been taken out.

How do I replace the brake light switch assembly: step by step Brake lights not working.Change bulbs and check fuses.
purchase a brake light switch but don't know if thats the problem. What is the sequence to replace a brake switch on a 1999 Ford Explorer?

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  • mbss May 27, 2009

    thanks for all the solution but my husband gave up and took it to Ford.

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The brake light switch is made of plastic and has threads on it it is located on the brake pedal, look under the dash nd follow the arm of the brake pedale and you will see a single switch with two or three wires the wires simply pull off and there is a single nut that locks the switch into postion. while looking at the switch wtith a flashlight push the brake pedal down with your hand look to see if the switch loses contact with the metal frame if it does not then the switch is most likely stripped and will need to be replaced. you can buy at any parts store or buy at a ford dealer, they rage from $15.00 to $25.00 dollars if it does not have a lock nut holding it in plcae then screw the switch out after removing the wires and the wires are not on in any patictular order.

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take out the switch frst

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