GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Brake Light Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: The brake light switch (1) is mounted on the brake pedal bracket (2)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the left (driver's side) sound insulator.
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  5. Detach the switch electrical connector.
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  7. Remove the switch from the retainer by grasping and pulling it toward the rear of the car.
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To install:
  1. Install the retainer in the bracket, at the underside of the bracket.
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  3. Depress the brake pedal and insert the switch into the retainer until the switch seats. Allow the pedal to return.
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  5. Attach the switch electrical connector.
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  7. To adjust the switch, pull the pedal up against the switch until no more clicks are heard. The switch will automatically move up in the retainer providing adjustment. Repeat a few times to ensure that the switch is properly adjusted.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable and check the switch for proper operation.
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