Brake Light Switch Location

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Brake Light Switch Location

Post by khansmith » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi all,
My rear brake lights stopped working. My flashers and turn signals work so I tested for voltage when brake peddle was pressed and nothing. I guesed that the issue was the brake light switch and bought one from sav.

Question: where is the switch?

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Ridgewood, NJ
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Re: Brake Light Switch Location

Post by pcolette » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:39 pm

Here you go:
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Re: Brake Light Switch Location

Post by khansmith » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Brake Light Switch Location

Post by Jimm391730 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:54 pm

The brake light switch is pressure activated, it is not a pedal movement switch. While a "good" switch will trigger the brake lights with a relatively light pressure on the pedal, switches seem to age and require much more pressure. You won't get any brake lights by just starting the pedal motion (like most cars) but only after some amount of pressure is being applied. I've replaced brake switches because light braking did not trigger the brake lights. I did not want to be gently stopping and not have the brake lights illuminate.
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