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I've just replaced the brake light switch on my Chevrolet S-10 pick-up. The brake lights stay on as if I have my foot on the brakes. How do I adjust the switch? Calvin

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  • 1 Remove the negative terminal on the battery using a wrench. Look up under the dash and follow the brake pedal arm up to the switch. Pinch the tabs and pull the electrical plug out of the brake light switch.
  • 2 Remove the nut closest to the brake pedal arm using a socket. This allows the switch to be removed from the bracket.
  • 3 Install the new switch by adjusting the rear nut, closest to the electrical plug, back toward the plug until it is a few threads away from the plug. Remove the front nut closest to the button. Push the switch into the bracket with the button facing the brake pedal arm. Install the nut on the button side of the switch.
  • 4 Push the switch in until it contacts the arm and depresses the button. At this point, use your fingers to turn the front nut back until it contacts the bracket, keeping the switch from pushing back out of the bracket. Adjust the nut as necessary to assure the button is depressed against the brake pedal arm without moving the arm. Run the rear nut up to the bracket to lock the switch in place. Tighten the rear nut with a wrench.
  • 5 Install the electrical plug on the brake light switch. Install the negative terminal on the battery, and tighten with a wrench
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