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How much does Brake Light Switch Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 GMC Canyon $92 $12.46 $79.99 22% $119.96
2015 Kia Forte $97 $17.42 $79.99 22% $124.92
2011 Honda Civic $91 $11.30 $79.99 23% $118.80
2014 Infiniti QX70 $118 $37.61 $79.99 18% $145.11
2007 BMW 550i $116 $36.26 $79.99 19% $143.76
2006 Jaguar S-Type $138 $57.73 $79.99 16% $165.23

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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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Recent Brake Light Switch Replacement reviews

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Richard

21 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
21 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Brake Light Switch - Atlanta, Georgia
Came early, worked efficiently, explained details of the brake switch design, answered questions clearly. Very satisfactory.
Nissan Sentra - Brake Light Switch - Atlanta, Georgia
Richard arrived on time, diagnosed the problem and had my car running in less than an hour. I was very impressed.

Mike

26 years of experience
54 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience
Pontiac G8 - Brake Light Switch - Detroit, Michigan
Mike was More then Helpful and I appreciate his time and integrity. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Casey

19 years of experience
29 reviews
Casey
19 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Brake Light Switch - Katy, Texas
Excellent work! Casey came on time, worked out a solution for our car quick and easy. 5/5 star rating, would highly recommend him. Thank you!

Arturo

27 years of experience
236 reviews
Arturo
27 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Light Switch - Santee, California
Arturo was very helpful and very experienced if I have any more problems with my car I would happily hire him again!

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