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How do you replace a brake light switch?
Part 2 of 3: Remove the brake switch
- Materials Needed.
- Step 1: Disconnect the battery.
- Step 2: Find the switch.
- Step 3: Remove the wiring connector from the switch.
- Step 4a: Remove a newer style switch.
- Step 4b: Remove an older style switch.
- Step 1: Align the switch and the socket holes.
- Step 2: Lock the switch.
How do you know if your brake light switch is bad?
What Are The Symptoms Of A Faulty Brake Light Switch?
- Your Brake Lights Don’t Light Up. Your brake lights are supposed to turn on when you push down on the brake pedal, giving a heads up to the driver behind you.
- Brake Lights Stay On Continuously.
- Bad Cruise Control.
- Car Won’t Turn On.
- ABS Warning Light Comes On.
Do I have to disconnect the battery to change brake light switch?
Step 1: Disconnect the battery. While we are not doing any serious electrical work with this job, it’s better to be safe and remove the power so there is no chance of an electrical short while you are working with the connector switch. Remove the negative cable from the battery to stop current flowing through the car.
How do you adjust a brake light switch on a Chevy?
How to Adjust a Brake Light Switch
- Locate the brake light switch. You’ll find it under the dashboard, near the top of the brake pedal.
- Push the button to adjust the on/off switch. Apply a good amount of pressure and the switch will either turn on or off.
- Determine if the button needs to be pushed in or out.
Is there a fuse for brake light switch?
If your lights don’t illuminate on either side and your brake light switch is good, then the next thing to check is the brake light fuse. Locate your vehicle’s fuse box, which is usually under the hood or on the kick panel inside the passenger compartment. If it has, replace it with a fuse of the same resistance.
What are the two switches on my brake pedal?
The brake light switch serves two major functions. First, it turns on the brake lights when a driver presses the brake pedal. Second, it sends a signal to the vehicle’s computer that brakes are applied. A car with a faulty brake light switch is UNSAFE to drive.
When to replace a 1997 Chevy brake light switch?
If you suddenly lose all your brake lights at once, or they won’t turn off after you use them, odds are your brake light switch is bad. If you have basic auto repair skills and your 1997 Chevy needs a new brake light switch, you can replace it in less than 20 minutes.
Where is the brake pedal switch on a 1997 Chevy?
Open the 1997 Chevy’s driver door, and move the driver’s seat as far back as it will go. Lean under the dashboard with the flashlight, and shine the light on the brake pedal arm to locate the brake pedal switch. Unhook the brake pedal wiring pigtail from the Chevy’s brake pedal switch by hand.
What happens if you lose the brake light switch?
As with most electrical switches, the brake light switch is prone to short circuits. If you suddenly lose all your brake lights at once, or they won’t turn off after you use them, odds are your brake light switch is bad.
How do you replace a brake pedal switch?
Unbolt the old brake pedal switch from the mounting bracket using the box wrench set. Remove the old brake pedal switch by hand. Insert the replacement brake pedal switch into the brake pedal bracket. Bolt the switch in place with the box wrench set. Plug the brake wiring pigtail into the replacement brake pedal switch by hand.