how do install a brake light switch? I'm not sure how to lock it in,
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: brake light switch
Answer #1Johnny Mopar April 30, 2009, 20:31Master
REMOVAL: Remove knee bolster for access to stop lamp switch and pedal. Disconnect switch harness Stop Lamp Switch & Harness Connector. Press and hold brake pedal in applied position. Rotate switch counterclockwise about 30° to align switch lock tab with notch in bracket.
Pull switch rearward out of mounting bracket and release brake pedal.
INSTALLATION: Pull switch plunger all the way out to fully extended position. Push switch plunger inward 4 detent positions (or clicks) This is required preset position for switch installation. Plunger will extend approximately 14 mm (0.55 in.) out of housing at this setting.
Connect harness wires to switch. Press and hold brake pedal down.
Install switch. Align tab on switch with notch in switch bracket Stop Lamp Switch Then insert switch in bracket and turn it clockwise about 30° to lock it in place. Release brake pedal. Then lightly pull pedal fully rearward. Pedal will adjust switch plunger to correct position as pedal is moved to rear. CAUTION: Do not use excessive force to move the pedal rearward for switch adjustment. Excessive force will damage the switch.