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Brake light switch not contacting brake pedal. Switch is good pedal not making contact...

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brake light switch not contacting...
brake light switch not contacting brake pedal
JA: Have you checked the brake light switch? How about the fuses?
Customer: switch is good pedal not making contact
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 95 tahoe
JA: What year is your Chevy?
Customer: 95 thaoe
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: put a new switch in
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: if i push up on the switch it will work
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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello, yours should be the long cylindrical switch if memory serves me , if this is correct then the switch is adjustable, you need to "screw"it in to adjust it to touch the brake pedal, have you tried this?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the switch is not adjustable
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

is it the cylinderical switch or the square switch? can you give me a picture? there were 2 types

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Square plastic
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok , then the rod that the switch clips onto will adjust, twist the rod either clockwise or counter to achieve the desired setting.

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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

the rod is threaded, and usually gets un adjusted when the switch is removed 1 or 2 turns.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Does not have an adjustable rod. The switch just slides on and has a clip to hold it on
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

yes , i understand, the rod that comes from the booster is the adjustable rod i am talking about

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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

the rod is what presses and releases the switch internal of the switch housing.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Its not adjustable
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok, i will opt out, sorry i could not help, someone should be along soon to assist.

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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago
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I can look to see if there is an adjustment procedure for the brake pedal light switch

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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

just give me a minute and we'll see what I can find on this

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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

Remove or Disconnect

  1. Negative battery cable.
  2. Retainer from brake pedal pin.
  3. Switch by unsnapping from pushrod.
  4. Electrical connector from switch.

Install or Connect

  1. Electrical connector into switch.
  2. Switch by snapping it onto pushrod.
  3. Retainer onto brake pedal pin.

4Negative battery cable.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thats it simply, but does not work. All this happened after i changed the brake booster
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

can you adjust the rod from the pedal to the booster?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I foind the problem it was the brake booster rod. It was the wrong booster
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

great hope you can rate my service 5 star

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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

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