Nissan Pickup 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

(31)

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

(31)

Brake Light Switch Replacement Service

How much does a Brake Light Switch Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Nissan Pickup Brake Light Switch Replacement is $125 with $30 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Nissan PickupV6-3.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$175.13Shop/Dealer Price$200.17 - $252.77
1995 Nissan PickupL4-2.4LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$155.13Shop/Dealer Price$180.18 - $232.80
1996 Nissan PickupL4-2.4LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$155.13Shop/Dealer Price$180.18 - $232.80
1997 Nissan PickupL4-2.4LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$155.13Shop/Dealer Price$180.16 - $232.76
Show example Nissan Pickup 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 Nissan mechanics

Real customer reviews from Nissan owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(31)

Rating Summary
29
0
0
0
2
29
0
0
0
2

Kevin

20 years of experience
478 reviews
Kevin
20 years of experience
Pickup 1996 - Valve Cover Gasket - Stone Mountain, GA
Kevin is a very professional and knows his mechanics. His credentials and experience are excellent.

Excellent Rating

(31)

Rating Summary
29
0
0
0
2
29
0
0
0
2
Number of Nissan Pickup services completed
341+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Nissan MECHANICS
1500+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Does a Headlight Bulb Last?
With With all of the different relays that are on a car, it can feel like a full-time job keeping up with them all. One of the most important safety features that a car has is properly working headlights. In...
How Long Does a Rearview Mirror Last?
Your Your car is required by law in most states to have a minimum of two mirrors that allow you to see behind the car. It can be any combination of the two side view mirrors and the rearview mirror....
How Much Do Car Maintenance Costs Increase with Mileage?
The average car costs $1,400 to maintain up to 25,000 miles, then costs rise rapidly until 100,000 miles. Toyota wins as the cheapest car to maintain.

Trouble code P0133 - 2002 Dodge Durango

Do you know if there are any exhaust leaks before the sensor? This code trips when the O2 sensor is not switching back an forth between rich and lean as fast as the computer is setting the conditions. This can...

I have an very bad oil leak.

The crankshaft seal (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/front-crankshaft-seal-replacement) is in the area you are referring to. The crankshaft seal lasts maybe 100,000 miles or so. There are other gaskets and seals in that area that would have to be examined as well. If you...

My ford diesel f350 loses power while driving I have replaced the fuel pump not sure what else it is a 7.3

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