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1996 Volvo brake light switch leaking fluid - 850 Volvo Cars & Trucks

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SOURCE: Removal of Brake light switch on a 1996 cheverolet 1500 pickup

1. Disconnect negative battery cable
2. Use a snap ring pliers to remove retainer from brake pedal pin.
3. Remove the switch by unsnapping it from the pushrod, and disconnect wiring harness from switch.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Hand brake on volvo 960, 1996 does not hold.

remove the ash tray and holder from rear of praking brake cover.use a screw driver and hammer to tap sleeve to free from adjusting screw, now adjust the cable. hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Red Brake light ON, Parking

it sounds like you have a faulty fluid level switch if you fluid level is ok . you can replace the switch very easy and cheap. if you go to you local salvage yard and cut the switch head of the same make of car and cut the switch of you car and join the wires up they sould be the same colour that should solve the problem very cheap

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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SOURCE: brake light switch on 2001 volvo s40

Yes switch is the problem. Volvo claim they sell very few switches, probably because people bought new cars instead. Problem can be associated with failed ignition coils (2 of) but one does not cause the other but very confusing. Engine fails intermittently or conks out.
Reset battery earth connection on chassis bad design here. Clean off paint and thread also bolt coating. Even better, use brass bolt but do not overtighten. Volvo will try to get you to replace alternator which is not necessary.
Failing battery will light up all the warning lights but will not isolate the battery so if it shorts car will die and not run on alternator. If this happens disconnect battery until you get to garage.
Now you know you can buy an old S40 with confidence great car and very cheap for what you get.

Posted on Feb 09, 2011

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SOURCE: no brake lights 1987 volvo 240dl fuses fine bulbs

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If you already tried the paper clip method then most likely the tail light assembly circuit board films or wirings that is having the problem. Use a test light to check for power at the tail light assembly, while you have the switch bypassed.

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The brake lights on my 1996 Volvo 850 are not working and I checked the fuses and the bulbs, so my next step I assume in the switch that makes them come on, where is that located?

on real cars it is mounted to the arm which has the pedal on the end, however on a volvo it could be attached to the brake hydraulic system somewhere.

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I have a 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon. I discovered today that none of the brake lights come on when the brake pedal is depressed, (even fully). All 3 brake light bulbs are OK, no error message on the dash, and...

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If the light is on all the time, it could mean you simply forgot to release the
parking (emergency) brake. The brake warning light remains on when the brake is set
as a reminder. If the brake warning light remains on when the parking brake is
released, then something is amiss.

In some cases, the brake warning light may remain on if the switch on the parking
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If the brake warning light comes on when you apply the brakes,
or is on continuously, it means that hydraulic pressure has been lost in one side
of the brake system or that the fluid level in the master cylinder is dangerously
low (due to a leak somewhere in the brake system).
In either case, the fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked.
Adding brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir may temporarily solve the
problem. But if there's a leak, the new fluid will soon be lost and the warning
light will come back on.

Brake fluid leaks are serious because they may cause the brakes to fail!
So avoid driving the vehicle until the system can be inspected to determine what's
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Wet spots at hose or line connections would indicate a leak that needs to be fixed.

Leaking brake fluid can also contaminate the brake linings,
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