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Toyota Previa 2006 Brake light switch

I have to replace the brake light switch on the pedal. The current one is locked in place with a brown platic locking nut of some description. How to I remove this without breaking it so I can fit a new switch?

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Get the FSM and read that.
in usa its really a
Sienna . the brake switch today is very very carefully designed so
it can not be misadjusted.
(lawsuits to toyota and throttle by wire, etc,)

i dont have the FSM page on this.
try , and see stop switch replacment. for details.

on new cars and FSM is really mandatory.
on most cars 2007 , but toys are more complex , in more early years.
get the FSM.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

Testimonial: "Nice of the person to help. Alldata seems to be US based and the Previa is a standard late model of 2006.I have a new switch which seems easy to adjust to the right setting but is held onto the metal pedal bracket by what seems to be a plastic fixing of some sort which I have not come across.I need to know whether these are available as it is is likely I will have to break the current one in order to get the switch off."

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    Go to your toyota parts counter, and ask him, for help. with parts. he wll show you what is there, and what is sold and not sold, some of switches are tricky to install, due to the hyper-importance on this switch today. working on any car FSM free, has risks. that is your choice, to work free. better?, have them fix it... some switches only snap in, and others need calibration. The FSM covers that for each model and submodel. So this is a non usa car, first post in thousands to ever hint it is not... wow... Why not get direct help from toyota in your country? as cars vary greatly by country and its laws.. In USA its DOT. laws. Asking for help and not posting the cars market is near hopeless. What country is this, there are up no 50 markets for most car makers.


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SOURCE: 2008 Toyota Tacoma Excessive brake pedal

Your dealer is not lying to you.
All of the Toyota product line with ABS has this phenomenon. What Toyota has done is incorporate "Brake Force Distribution" into the braking system. What that means is there is now a sensor on the brake pedal/brake rod, going to the master cylinder. The sensor measures how FAST you press on the brake pedal. This activates the ABS pump, and supplies more brake fluid, harder, to reduce the time needed, such as a "panic stop"; the pedal travel is much longer than you are used to, because of the way they have to measure the speed of the rod being depressed. In actuality, this system is much better than the old system, as it also prevents wheel drag. It just takes a while to get used to. Really, there is nothing to worry about, I explain this same thing to my customers every week.

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Lok in the trunk on the left side, behind the carpet for a small plastic box with a bunch of wires going to it. Look to see if there is brake light powe coming in with the pedal depressed. If so, and no power is coming out, you need to order and replace the "taillamp failure sensor".

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