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Really cool, pain in the **** clip. use small flat blade screwdriver.

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  3. Adjust the master cylinder pushrod and install the master cylinder assembly.
  4. Connect the booster pushrod to the pedal clevis.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Unplug the wire harness at the connector from the switch mounted at th brake pedal. The locking tab must be lifted before the connector can be removed.
  3. Remove the hairpin retainer, slide the stoplight switch, the pushrod and the nylon washers and bushings away from the pedal and remove the switch. NOTE: Since the switch side-plate nearest the brake pedal is slotted, it is not necessary to remove the brake master cylinder pushrod and washer from the brake pedal pin. To install:
  4. Position the switch so the U-shaped side is nearest the pedal and directly over/under the pin. Slide the switch down or up, trapping the master cylinder pushrod and black bushing between the switch side plates. Push the switch and pushrod assembly firmly toward the brake pedal arm.
  5. Assemble the outside white plastic washer to the pin and install the hairpin retainer to trap the whole assembly.
  6. Assemble the wire harness connector to the switch. Check the switch for proper operation. Connect the negative battery cable. NOTE: The stoplight switch wire harness must be long enough to travel with the switch during full-pedal stroke. If the wire length is insufficient, reroute the harness or service, as required.
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My problem is on the brake light switch everithing started when i replaced brackes booster didn't put the retainer clip back week later i start to have problems can't get it off parking is an automatic 97...

I think that it requires a new retainer on the brake pedal stud.

--- Brake Light Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disable the air bag system. Refer to Chassis Electrical.
  3. Use snap ring pliers to remove the pushrod retainer from the stud on the brake pedal.
  4. Unsnap the brake light switch from the pushrod.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the brake light switch.
To Install:
  1. Connect the electrical connector to the brake light switch.
  2. Snap the brake light switch on the pushrod.
  3. Install a new retainer on the brake pedal stud. Use a 7/16 in (11 mm) socket to push the retainer on the stud.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.
  5. Enable the air bag system. Refer to Chassis Electrical.

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Sorry. That is the one calls for in your car. there is another one in the book for the other trucks. Does yours look like this? If so, instructions pasted below.

Fig. 1 Exploded view of the brake light switch
  1. Lift the locking tab on the switch connector and disconnect the wiring.
  2. Remove the hairpin retainer, slide the stop lamp switch, pushrod and nylon washer off of the pedal. Remove the washer, then the switch by sliding it up or down.

On trucks equipped with speed control, the spacer washer is replaced by the dump valve adapter washer.
  1. To install the switch, position it so that the U-shaped side is nearest the pedal and directly over/under the pin.
  2. Slide the switch up or down, trapping the master cylinder pushrod and bushing between the switch side plates.
  3. Push the switch and pushrod assembly firmly towards the brake pedal arm. Assemble the outside white plastic washer to the pin and install the hairpin retainer.

CAUTION Don't substitute any other type of retainer. Use only the Ford specified hairpin retainer.

  1. Assemble the connector on the switch.
  2. Check stop lamp operation.

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1997 GMC C1500 pickup 2-wheel drive. Brake pedal has too much freeplay in it. I have replaced all the shoes/pads and rotors and drums and also the master cylinder. I am not sure how to take out the...

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My 1994 Toyota Corolla's brake lights wouldn't go off , I didn't know what to do so I think that the battery died. What caused the brake lights to stay on? Thanks

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Usually, there is a small spring clip that holds all this together, pull that out and pull the pushrod to the side, the switch should drop off. It has two wires attached to it, unplug those and take it to the auto parts store.

Plug the new one in, put it over the end of the pushrod and put all that back on the arm. There may be some washers on either side of it also. Put the spring clip back in, and you should be done. Test the lights to see that they work correctly.

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Stop Lamp Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Disarm the air bag system. gm-06-00-1035.gif

  3. Using snap ring pliers, remove pushrod retainer from brake pedal pin.
  4. Remove stop lamp switch from pushrod.
  5. Disconnect stop lamp switch electrical connector.
To Install:
  1. Connect stop lamp switch electrical connector.
  2. Snap stop lamp switch onto pushrod.
  3. Using an 11 mm socket, push pushrod retainer clip onto brake pedal pin.
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