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Brake Light Switch Replacement Estimate for Ford E-150

Ford E-150 Brake Light Switch Replacement costs $116 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$168.39Shop/Dealer Price$201.02 - $272.41
2008 Ford E-150V8-5.4LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$125.51Shop/Dealer Price$147.48 - $186.75
2007 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$130.51Shop/Dealer Price$151.76 - $190.49
2014 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$168.39Shop/Dealer Price$202.76 - $275.45
2011 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$168.39Shop/Dealer Price$199.86 - $270.37
2006 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$130.51Shop/Dealer Price$150.89 - $188.97
2009 Ford E-150V8-5.4LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$173.39Shop/Dealer Price$204.64 - $275.00
2004 Ford E-150V8-4.6LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$125.51Shop/Dealer Price$146.12 - $184.38
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Brake Light Switch Replacement Service

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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Jose

14 years of experience
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Jose
14 years of experience
Ford E-150 - Alternator - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Great Job!!!

Rusty

22 years of experience
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Rusty
22 years of experience
Ford E-150 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Mansfield, Texas
I needed a used car inspected before I purchased. Rusty was thorough, honest, and clear. He exposed an accident (and the problems associated with the accident) that CarFax did not report. I am so glad that I decided to have the car checked before purchasing, and I am so glad that I got Rusty.

Shaun

9 years of experience
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Shaun
9 years of experience
Ford E-150 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Glendale, Arizona
Shaun was incredibly thorough. He preformed a pre purchase inspection on a 2003 Ford E150 Conversion Van for me. I wasnt able to wait for him personally at the dealership but he was able to make that work. The manager at the dealership remarked that he was more professional and in depth than most mechanics that customers bring in to inspect their cars. Even though I didnt meet him personally he was very nice when he called me to give me a rundown, even making sure I knew he took pictures of problem areas for me. He also let me know problems that wouldnt affect drivability but were nevertheless present and could effect the purchase price (ac vent covers, power mirror controls, etc.) All in all he was a consumnate professional that I would recommend anyone to hire.

Chris

21 years of experience
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Chris
21 years of experience
Ford E-150 - Oil Change - Irvine, California
Chris is amazing. He really tries to explain what's going on with my cars in plain English. He is on my side and always tries to be helpful. Highly recommend

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