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Brake Light Switch Replacement Estimate for Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 Brake Light Switch Replacement costs $127 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$161.31Shop/Dealer Price$192.17 - $258.25
2007 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$161.31Shop/Dealer Price$192.23 - $258.35
2010 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$188.13Shop/Dealer Price$223.79 - $305.73
2009 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$183.13Shop/Dealer Price$221.19 - $304.93
2004 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$161.31Shop/Dealer Price$191.01 - $256.21
2005 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$161.31Shop/Dealer Price$189.08 - $252.83
2008 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$166.31Shop/Dealer Price$195.79 - $260.84
2011 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$178.13Shop/Dealer Price$213.66 - $295.51
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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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19 years of experience
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Khoa
19 years of experience
Mazda RX-8 - Battery is dead - Sunnyvale, California
Battery tender died on my car, came home to a dead battery. Tried to jump it, and nothing. Khoa came, did the inspection, and was able to revive my low battery enough to start.

Joseph

17 years of experience
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Joseph
17 years of experience
Mazda RX-8 - Check Engine Light is on - Rosedale, Maryland
Joseph was amazing. He took the time to show me what he was doing and answered every quwation with a smile. Not only did he diagnose the problem he took the time to look over the whole engine. A+ rating. Will ask for him again if needed in the future for all 3 vehicles. Thank you Joseph!

Manuel

40 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
40 years of experience
Mazda RX-8 - Car is not starting - San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Guinea showed up on time and checked my car for solutions to get it started. He checked several components related to the problem. Electrical, fuel system, spark plugs, etc. The car started once then turned off and Mr. guinea said the compression was too low to start the rotary engine . He worked on my car for about 2 hours or more in the heat. I do not think I am going to get it fixed because it will cost too much,

Richard

20 years of experience
226 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Mazda RX-8 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Fort Myers, Florida
Richard performed a pre-purchase inspection for me as I am several states away. His review of the vehicle made me much more confident in my purchasing choice.

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