Mercedes-Benz B200 Brake Light Switch Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(13)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(13)

Brake Light Switch Replacement Service

How much does a Brake Light Switch Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz B200 Brake Light Switch Replacement is $122 with $27 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$169.87Shop/Dealer Price$201.09 - $255.38
2008 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$149.87Shop/Dealer Price$181.12 - $235.43
2007 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$149.87Shop/Dealer Price$181.12 - $235.43
2007 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$149.87Shop/Dealer Price$181.08 - $235.36
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$213.71Shop/Dealer Price$260.95 - $363.16
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$167.13Shop/Dealer Price$202.70 - $269.95
2010 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$218.71Shop/Dealer Price$265.68 - $367.69
2008 Mercedes-Benz B200L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$154.87Shop/Dealer Price$186.54 - $241.15
Show example Mercedes-Benz B200 Brake Light Switch Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(13)

Rating Summary
11
0
0
1
1
11
0
0
1
1

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E320 V6-3.2L - Brake Light Switch - Charlotte, North Carolina
He was very nice and prompt in his service.

Chris

22 years of experience
2223 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL500 V8-5.0L - Brake Light Switch - Laguna Woods, California
5 STAR

Samuel

25 years of experience
30 reviews
Samuel
25 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL550 V8-5.5L - Brake Light Switch - Memphis, Tennessee
Good mechanic and good guy Would use again

Khoa

20 years of experience
402 reviews
Khoa
20 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SL500 V8-5.0L - Brake Light Switch - San Mateo, California
Professional and friendky!

Excellent Rating

(13)

Rating Summary
11
0
0
1
1
11
0
0
1
1
Number of Mercedes-Benz Brake Light Switch Replacement services completed
143+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
Over Over the years, the Hyundai Santa Fe has really started to come into its own as an SUV. The vehicles have always been affordable, and the same holds true with the 2012 model. Key Features The vehicle offers bucket...
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pump
Nestled Nestled down in the carburetor’s fuel bowl is a little pump that provides extra sprays of needed fuel in situations like starting the car or passing on the highway. Fuel-injected vehicles do not need this pump; it is only...
How to Troubleshoot a Parking Brake or Emergency Brake That Won't Engage
Emergency brakes won't engage if the parking brake lever or pedal is out of adjustment or there are worn brake shoes or brake pads.

Engine stalls after a few minutes.

It is normal operation for the Check Engine Light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) to turn on when the key is in the engine run position and the engine is not running. As soon as the engine is started it should go out within...

Car won't start - Jeep Liberty

Hi there. From the description you have provided, I assume you have bypassed the ignition switch to determine that the battery and starter are good. If so, and if you are turning the key and only hearing a click, I...

Hey Jay, what should I charge someone for bleeding their brakes on a 04 tc?

Brake system flush will be the same as bleeding and will be a minimum of one hours labor.

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com