How to Replace a Brake Light Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Brake Light Switch . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Brake Light Switch

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $23.20 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $90.62 parts and labor

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  • Make sure that the ignition key is in ON position.
  • Switch on the headlights by turning the headlight switch to on.
  • Depress the brake pedal and told your assistant to examine whether the brake headlights turn on or not.
  • If lights don’t turn on, look for the light switch somewhere around the brake pedal linkage. Make sure that the current is passing through the switch.
  • Detach the wiring harness from the brake pedal switch.
  • Discard the brake pedal switch from the brake pedal linkage.
  • Take the old switch out and install a new switch in place of it.
  • Reattach the wiring harness to the brake pedal switch.
  • Again depress the brake pedal and told your assistant to check the lights on the back.

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