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Brake Light Switch Replacement Service

How much does a Brake Light Switch Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford LTD Crown Victoria Brake Light Switch Replacement is $106 with $11 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$147.71Shop/Dealer Price$165.89 - $197.93
1989 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$116.79Shop/Dealer Price$132.26 - $156.12
1987 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$116.79Shop/Dealer Price$132.26 - $156.12
1990 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$116.79Shop/Dealer Price$132.24 - $156.08
1988 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$116.79Shop/Dealer Price$132.27 - $156.15
1989 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$116.79Shop/Dealer Price$132.26 - $156.12
1991 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$132.71Shop/Dealer Price$150.77 - $182.72
1990 Ford LTD Crown VictoriaV8-5.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$121.79Shop/Dealer Price$137.49 - $161.54
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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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Reyna

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Reyna
15 years of experience
Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Alpharetta, Georgia
Very detailed inspection and report received. I'm in NC and was looking for this vehicle in GA so Reyna's services were crucial in my decision making process. Would use this mechanic again.

Whitney

39 years of experience
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Whitney
39 years of experience
Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0L - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve Replacement - San Jose, California
Whitney was outstanding in all regards. I have used many mechanics in 40 years of car ownership and he is tops. He was able to see that the EGR sensor, as well as the EGR, was malfunctioning and replaced both in the allotted time. It was obvious that Whitney has a great deal of experience with cars, including an older car like mine, and he was happy to explain the repairs and reasoning This saves me so much time and i learn about my car in the process. TI already recommended him to my sister!

Jason

17 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
17 years of experience
Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Fairfield, California
This was for a friend that didn't have time to book the appointment but it was a great job and very well done. My friend was more than pleased with the service. This really solved a big problem when the car needed expert repair. It's always nice to have Jason work on the cars for real!

Kenny

28 years of experience
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Kenny
28 years of experience
Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0L - Oil Change - San Jose, California

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