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Every time you press the brake pedal, this pressure translates by way of a hydraulic system to the brake pads and wheel hubs. The pressure slows down the car or brings it to a complete halt. In addition, the brake pedal position switch also activates. This switch sends a signal to the brake lights on the rear of the car that light up to alert other drivers on the road that you’re slowing or stopping. If your car is in the cruise mode, the brake pedal position switch also works to deactivate the mode by lowering the flow of gasoline supply to the engine so that it slows.
It is very essential that you have your mechanic check the brake pedal position switch at regular intervals as recommended by the owner’s manual. If the brake pedal position switch is faulty, it will not light up the brake lights to warn other drivers on the road and this can result in the possibility of a collision. In addition, it is very important that the cruise mode is deactivated when you press the brake pedal.
Driving your car with a faulty brake pedal position switch can be a safety hazard on the road. In addition, since this device works to deactivate the cruise mode, you absolutely need it to perform efficiently.