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I bought a new brake switch for my catera but the button on the switch is too short when installed. also there is no way to get the switch out without breaking it. how do i remove the switch without breaking it?

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It impossible that there is no way out, turn it to the slot then pull it out

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Nov 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Hello , how can i get my hands on a diagram on how to remove the break switch on a 97 cadillac catera im lost on this and need help badly , thank you

easiest thing to do purchase your new switch then look up at the brake pedal ther will be two switches one is for the cruise not sure if yours is clip on ornot if not remove the pin that goes through the switch then pulloff switch and replace hit me back if theres a problem

Feb 09, 2011 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

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I have a 2000 Catera and the brake lights don't work. I need to know the color code on the brake switch. The switch that I can get to is made at rest and opens when the brakes are applied. This seems...

Hello Mark.
In the brake lamp switch there are three switched circuits.
One that goes to the ECM one to your brake lamps and one to cruise control.
I suspect the circuit you are looking at that opens is for cruise control.
As you can see in the diagram for the Catera below.
For some reason the color of the wire for the output for the brake lamp is not shown although it indicates it's purpose. Eliminate the other colors and it will be that one.
If you require more assistance with the switch wiring let me know here in comments.
Thank you for using FixYa.



Jan 29, 2011 | 2001 Cadillac Catera

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What is the name of the switch that is below the brake stoplight switch on a 97 Cadillac Catera

cruise control release switch. Shuts off cruise when you use the brake. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Oct 30, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

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My brake lights not working on my 98 Catera.

I just fixed this problem on mine. Its the switch under the dash on your brake pedal. There a 2 switches, the bottom one is for the cruise control, the top one is for the brake lights. Change the top one.

Jul 11, 2010 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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99 catera break switch controling the traction contol?

Yes,the brake switch does help control the traction control.If your switch is bad then you will have standard braking.This is important to get fixed as you do not want ANY problems with your braking and traction.Hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2010 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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