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I bought a 02 recently the brake lights seem not to work all other lights work perfectly. I checked the bulbs and they are good, I'm asumming it's the brake light switch , I bought the new part , I looked under by the brake pedal and I can't find it ,anybody know exactly were the switch is at?i

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Yep, under the hood inside the brake booster bracket.

Open the hood, have a mate operate the brake pedal and you will see a part of the brake linkage press the little black button in and out in a perfect world.

Sometimes a little spray lubricant and judicious movement of the black plunger with a screwdriver will bring it back to life. (this message brought to you by Mike Self)

Seen here with the two spade tips sticking out.

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Guest Anonymous

Just changed the brake light switch but nothing they still don't turn on.

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I battled with my brake lights just recently.

Do the following (try brakes after each attempt):

1-Check the fuses and clean the contacts.

2-Check that the 12v lead to the brake switch has power.

*If no voltage check the connections at the fuse box (below) clean them.

3-Check if the brake switch is working with a multimeter if not replace with new one.

*You can bridge the 2 cables to see if the lights come up.

4-Check the line from the output of the switch I think (green/red) may vary. To the LH rear brake lamp with a multimeter it must show continuity of the electrical current.

5-If none of this works check if your bases are worn out and the bulbs are loose if that's the case (like my car) then it's well... not nice.

Good luck!

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Alex,

make sure the switch is adjusted correct; you want the release button to just

touch where it rests against on the booster, this way, when the brake pedal is depressed, it releases that button and activates your brake lights

Tim

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