Question about 1988 Buick Regal

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Thanks mikemt an I see the button there but when I went to get the switch it wasnt wat im lookin at it was white an didn have that button im lookin at on the pedal is it under the dash cause does not look like a easy fix an need to fix asap work car

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Hi, you may be looking at the cruise control release switch. The stop light switch is behind the pedal as shown below. You're right--this is not an easy fix. After replacing, you need to make up a special tool to adjust it.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the three fasteners from the left side insulator panel.
  3. Slide the steering shaft protective cover towards the cowl.
  4. Remove the vacuum hose at the cruise control cut OFF switch, if so equipped.
  5. Remove the stoplamp switch-to-steering column bracket retaining pin.
  6. Unplug the electrical connector.
  7. Push the switch arm to the left and towards the cowl to disconnect switch-to-pedal arm. Release the snap clip and remove the switch.

To install:
  1. Install the switch and push up until it is seated into the top snap clip.
  2. Attach the electrical connectors.
  3. Connect the switch to the pedal.
  4. Install the switch-to-steering column retaining pin.
  5. Connect the vacuum hose if equipped with cruise control.
  6. Install the steering shaft protective sleeve.
  7. Adjust the stoplamp switch.
  8. Install the left sound insulator, connect the negative battery cable and check switch operation.

ADJUSTMENT

1988-92 Vehicles
See Figures 3 and 4


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Fig. Fig. 3: Suggested brake light adjustment tool for 1988-92 vehicles


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Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the brake light switch-1992 vehicle shown

  1. Depress the brake pedal (push down), as far as possible and hold.
  2. Using a stiff wire with a hooked end, gently pull the switch set lever forward (toward the front of the vehicle), and listen for an audible click that indicates release of the automatic adjuster.

If no click is heard, release the brake pedal and repeat the above procedure.
  1. After release of the automatic adjuster, slowly pull the brake pedal all the way rearward. Listen for the switch to ratchet into the set position (setting the brake light switch). At least three clicks of the ratchet should be heard.
  2. Inspect the operation of the brake lights, as follows:
    1. The brake lights should light at maximum brake pedal travel of 1 1 / 4 in. (32mm) and throughout the remainder of the pedal travel.
    2. If the brake lights do not light, repeat the switch adjuster procedure one more time.

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The switch is attached just above the brake petal linkage-when you push the petal, it pushes (or pulls) a pin, and it is probably just stuck open (or closed) use a flash light, and push the petal by hand to see how it works-you can even remove the switch and operate it by hand to see what is wrong with it. It may just need to be sprayed with a switch cleaner or lubricant like WD40 which will displace moisture and free up the mechanism. Use a light to examine it as it is attached to the bracket above the brake petal.

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