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2006 kia rio: need to replace brake switch

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need to replace brake switch on 2006 kia rio 5, can i do it or need to take to mechanic
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to! My name is DriveFast71(Ron) and I will do my best to answer all of your questions completely and accurately.


This isn't that bad of a job. Hardest part is getting a good view and a hand up in there. Remove the electrical connector, and then remove the nut from the back of the brake pedal arm (see image below) to remove the switch. On the reinstall, there may be some adjustment needed, so keep the nuts loose until you'[ve acheived the proper alignment, then tighten them down.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Did you send another diagram?? Because if u did I did not get

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Ummm... no. I can re-send the one i sent above...


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Which nut or bolt r u refering to, I've disconnected switch but pedal does not allow for wrench to loosen nuts??
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.
I labeled the nuts with "red arrows" in the image above. You'll need a deep socket to access the one behind the brake pedal arm.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.



I turned on the car to give the brake pedal less resistance and was able to replace switch.......

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.
Excellent! Congrats!