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Brake Light Switch Replacement Estimate for Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 Brake Light Switch Replacement costs $122 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2010 Volvo XC60L6-3.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$159.29Shop/Dealer Price$189.65 - $254.21
2013 Volvo XC60L6-3.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$159.29Shop/Dealer Price$189.71 - $254.31
2015 Volvo XC60L6-3.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$164.29Shop/Dealer Price$193.99 - $258.05
2016 Volvo XC60L6-3.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$113.33Shop/Dealer Price$133.94 - $165.33
2016 Volvo XC60L5-2.5L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$113.33Shop/Dealer Price$131.03 - $160.25
2011 Volvo XC60L6-3.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$138.37Shop/Dealer Price$160.71 - $204.69
2015 Volvo XC60L6-3.2LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$164.29Shop/Dealer Price$193.27 - $256.80
2015 Volvo XC60L4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$159.29Shop/Dealer Price$189.03 - $253.14
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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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Horus

10 years of experience
122 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Power Steering Fluid Service - San Antonio, Texas
Horus did a great job with the power steering fluid flush. The fluid he brought to swap turned out to be different from what the car takes. Once he discovered that, he went out again, brought the right fluid and swapped it out. I greatly appreciate that he did not compromise on the type of fluid needed for this car. Not only that, he reduced the price of service saying that the new fluid is cheaper than the one he brought initially. This kind of patience and honesty are rare and I thank him for that.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1263 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Cabin Air Filter - Redmond, Washington
Showed up early. Took the time to explain the issue and the process he used inspect my vehicle.

Will

11 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
11 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Scottsdale, Arizona
Will was very professional. He kept us informed of the status of our service. The front brake pads& rotors were replaced with no problems. However, Will discovered he was provided with the wrong brake pads for the rear. He thoroughly explained the problem to us. He put the car back in drivable condition and returned 3 days later with the correct brake pads. The car is now good for another 60K miles! Will was knowledgeable, neat & efficient.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1263 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Oil Change - Redmond, Washington
Diagnosed a bad MAF sensor, next step is to fix it.

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