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How much does a Brake Light Switch Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 750Li Brake Light Switch Replacement is $124 with $29 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L Turbo HybridService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$187.51Shop/Dealer Price$223.14 - $290.66
2012 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L Turbo HybridService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$167.51Shop/Dealer Price$203.17 - $270.71
2009 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$167.51Shop/Dealer Price$203.17 - $270.71
2015 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$153.15Shop/Dealer Price$185.18 - $241.92
2007 BMW 750LiV8-4.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$167.51Shop/Dealer Price$203.20 - $270.76
2008 BMW 750LiV8-4.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$167.51Shop/Dealer Price$203.17 - $270.71
2010 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$172.51Shop/Dealer Price$207.93 - $275.29
2012 BMW 750LiV8-4.4L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$172.51Shop/Dealer Price$208.59 - $276.43
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What is the brake light switch and how does it work?

The brake light switch is a mechanical switch activated when you press the brake pedal. The switch has a plunger in it that contacts a lever in the brake pedal assembly. As that plunger is depressed when you push on the brake pedal, the contacts in the brake light switch closed and voltage flows to the brake lights — turning them on. The brake light switch is also in the circuit that controls the cruise control disengagement and the shift interlock safety feature installed on all newer cars. Failure of the brake light switch occurs due to wear on the internal electrical contacts in the switch, poor switch terminal connections, maladjustment of the switch, or damage to the brake pedal assembly.

When to consider replacing the brake light switch?

  • No brake lights. If depressing the brake pedal does not cause any of the brake lights to illuminate, the continuity of the switch will be tested. If only one brake light is out, then the issue is not the switch but rather the bulb, bulb socket or brake light circuit integrity.
  • Unable to shift out of park. The brake light switch is also wired into the shift interlock mechanism. If you are unable to shift out of park, with your foot on the brake, check to see if the brake lights will illuminate as you push the pedal. If they do not illuminate, failure of the brake light switch may be the cause of the no shift.
  • Intermittent operation of the brake lights or late operation. The brake light switch has to be in the proper position, and work consistently if the brake lights are to come on the instant you press the brake pedal. The switch can sometimes require adjustment, or the contacts may degrade, causing inconsistent operation of the switch.

How do mechanics replace the brake light switch?

  • The switch is first tested using a multimeter, including the terminal contacts to the switch, to determine if it is faulty. If the switch is functioning, the entire circuit must be tested to determine the cause of no brake lights.
  • Should the switch be judged defective, the switch is unthreaded from the mounting boss near the brake pedal assembly.
  • The new switch is threaded in and locked with an appropriate locknut once the new switch is properly adjusted.
  • The operation of the switch is tested to ensure instant illumination of the brake lights upon pressing the brake pedal.

Is it safe to drive with a brake light switch problem?

No. Should the brake light switch have failed, it is unsafe to drive the vehicle because drivers behind you will have no indication that you are slowing, intend to slow, or are stopped. Always address a failure of this type promptly to ensure your safety while driving.

When replacing the brake light switch keep in mind:

  • The mechanic will test the brake light switch directly to ensure that the issue is not elsewhere in the brake light circuit.
  • Occasionally, the issue is a maladjusted switch or a loose contact, and the mechanic can resolve the problem without switch replacement.

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Alex

16 years of experience
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Alex
16 years of experience
BMW 750Li V8-4.8L - Window Regulator Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Plano, Texas
Alex replaced power window regulators for both front doors and did a pretty decent job. He even inspected the car and found that front brake pads and Rotor needs to be replaced and helped me in getting quote for that. I have scheduled another appointment with him to replace front brakes. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the services provided by Alex.

Matthew

33 years of experience
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Matthew
33 years of experience
BMW 750Li V8-4.8L - Transmission Fluid Service - Hampton, Virginia
Matt was prompt , as well as courteous. He kept me up to date thru out the entire repair process . I would not hesitate to use the service again.

Peter

25 years of experience
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Peter
25 years of experience
BMW 750Li V8-4.8L - Car is not starting - Los Angeles, California
Peter is a very experienced, knowledgeable mechanic , he knew immediately what the problem was and only took him a few minutes to confirm it. Great personality and very friendly. I trust him as a mechanic and as an honest human being.. Adelmo

Jason

20 years of experience
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Jason
20 years of experience
BMW 750Li V8-4.8L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Decatur, Georgia
He was very professional and knowledgeable about my vehicle's issue.

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