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Brake light switch

I need information on how to install a brake light switch

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  • gdoleyooper Jan 08, 2009

    I have a 1993 chev pick up, no brake lights, good fuse, good bulbs, I don't what the switch looks like or where it is. Any help?

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This switch is a Pain in the A, to get to. You have to stand on your head practically to get to it under the dash. Removal and installation is relatively easy remove any plugs or hose connections(with cruise) and retainer that holds the peg shaped switch in. Reverse is the installation. ref to earlier turn signal switch problem because it MAY WELL be that is your problem!!!

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

Autozone.com has some diagrams free to get help try there hopefully it helps

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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