Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Brake Light Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Depress and hold the brake pedal while rotating the brake light switch in a counterclockwise direction, about 30 degrees.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the brake light switch

  1. Pull the switch rearward, then remove it from its mounting bracket.
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  3. Detach the electrical connector from the brake light switch, then remove the switch from the vehicle.
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To install:

Before installing the switch, you must move the plunger into its fully extended position, as described in the following step.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Brake light switch installation

  1. Hold the brake light switch firmly in one hand. Use your other hand to pull outward on the plunger of the switch until it has ratcheted out to its fully extended position.
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  3. Attach the electrical connector to the brake light switch.
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  5. Mount the brake light switch into the bracket as follows:
    1. Depress the brake pedal as far down as possible, then install the switch in the bracket by aligning the index key on the switch with the slot at the top of the square hole in the mounting bracket.
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    3. When the switch is fully installed in the bracket, rotate the switch clockwise about 30 degrees in order to lock the switch into the bracket.
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WARNING
Don't use extreme force when you pull on the brake pedal to adjust the switch. If too much force is used, you can damage the brake light switch or striker.

    1. Gently pull back on the brake pedal until the pedal stops moving. This causes the switch plunger to ratchet backward to the proper position.
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    3. Connect the negative battery cable.
    4.  


Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Depress and hold the brake pedal down while unscrewing the brake light switch in a counterclockwise direction.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake light switch from the pedal support member assembly.
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  7. Detach the electrical connector from the brake light switch, then remove the switch from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Install the brake light switch into the pedal support member assembly by threading it in and rotating it clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Install the switch, but do not allow it to contact the brake pedal.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Adjusting the height of the brake pedal



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Fig. Fig. 4: Screw in the brake light switch until it contacts the brake pedal stopper

  1. Adjust the height of the brake pedal by rotating the pedal pushrod with a pair of pliers. With the carpet turned back, the pedal height should measure approximately 7 inches from the foot panel of the floor.
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  3. Place the carpet back to its original position.
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  5. Screw in the brake light switch until it contacts the brake pedal stopper. Back off the brake light switch 1 / 2 -1 turn and secure by tightening the switch locknut.
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  7. Attach the electrical connector to the brake light switch.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable. Check the brake light for proper operation.
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