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Have 1995 Chevy 1500 4 x 4 pickup. 5 speed manual trans.

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Have 1995 Chevy 1500...

Have 1995 Chevy 1500 4 x 4 pickup . 5 speed manual trans . have no break light's . there is a rod that run's through the switch that SHOULD push down on a tab that closes a normal open set of open contacts and light's the break lights . with the switch installed and locked in place the break lights don't work when the break peddle is pushed . with the switch removed i can push the contacts closed and the break lights work . i tried a new replacement switch , and still have the same problem . HELP.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

NO WHY ?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '95 Chevy?

1500 SILVER

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I JUST TOLD YOU IT'S TO DO WITH THE BREAK SWITCH

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hi there, I am Cam. Sorry, the first few replies are automated to try and get some basic information.

With the switch installed, are you able to move the switch a little bit and make the lights work? I saw your comment about manually activating it, so I am wondering if there is a mis-shaped brake push rod that could be not activating it.

Also is the clip installed properly that holds it in place?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
clip is installed properly by mechanic . didn't try moving the switch . only 125000 miles on truck . could push rod be flatspoted ?
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

It could be that the push rod is worn a bit. Do you know if the booster was ever replaced?

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Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

I have seen a combination of both a bad/worn switch AND mis-shaped push rod causing this sort of issue.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
just replaced the booster
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

Bingo, the rod is not the proper shape, you need to get them to replace it due to the issue, it should be warranty.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok, used booster. i'll get them to replace it
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

Sounds like a plan. Let me know how it goes.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok thanks
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