Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Brake Light Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except Premier and Monaco

See Figure 1

The brake light switch is mounted to the brake pedal bracket assembly, under the instrument panel. The stop lamp switch attached to the mounting bracket.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unplug the two brake switch wiring harness connectors.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wiring harness for the switch from the clip on the brake pedal bracket assembly. Remove the nut and washer from the switch and bracket assembly stud and remove the switch and bracket assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Switch and bracket assembly mounting position on the brake pedal bracket

To install:
  1. Position the switch and bracket assembly to the brake pedal bracket assembly, then install the nut and lockwasher. Tighten the retaining nut for the bracket until finger-tight (loose enough to allow movement of the bracket).
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  3. Attach the electrical wiring harness connectors and route the wire through the retainer clip.
  4.  
  5. Push the switch forward (toward the front of the vehicle) as far as it will go (this will cause the brake pedal to move forward slightly).
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  7. Gently pull backward (toward the rear of the vehicle) on the brake pedal until the pedal lever rests against the its stop. This will ratchet the switch back to its properly adjusted position.
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  9. Tighten the switch and bracket assembly mounting bracket nut securely.
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Premier and Monaco

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unplug the switch wires from the brake switch.
  4.  
  5. Unseat the switch retainer and remove the switch.
  6.  

To install:
  1. While holding the brake pedal down, insert the switch into a new retainer (be sure to align the tabs on the switch and retainer).
  2.  
  3. Insert the retainer in the bracket and attach the switch wires.
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  5. Adjust the switch as follows:
    1. Depress the brake pedal and push in the switch until the housing is fully seated against the switch bracket.
    2.  
    3. Release the pedal and lightly pull up against the internal master cylinder stop.
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