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1998 Nissan Frontier Question: how do you replace the brake light switch?



davidl4879, Marrero, LA, August 08, 2010, 13:04

I turn my truck off andthe brake lights stay on.They stay on all the time.

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    dandd August 08, 2010, 18:45

    here is a link to an online Auto Repair Manual site that has really good info for your Truck.
    http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online this will have pictures and explanations

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    Visitor, November 19, 2010, 09:29

    There is a small plastic button pressed into the brake pedal housing that pushes against the brake switch mechanism up the neck of the brake pedal. It has disintegrated. This is a dealer only item and the parts department is very well knowledgeable regarding the problem. The button is way over priced. Get 2 while you're there because the plastic button located next to the brake button will disintegrate as well, very soon. Both of mine(they are identicle) fell apart as I was examining the problem. The other one is used for the cruise control turn off switch. If it becomes dysfunctional your cruise control will always think you are stepping on the brake, thus, it will not turn on.Plan on readjusting them both if you DIY. The size of the dealer's replacement part is off by about a millimeter in thickness and will probably not work correctly if you don't readjust the switches after you install the button. Good luck.

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    Visitor, January 22, 2011, 09:52

    there is a switch and a rubber bushing on the brake peddle the bushing probly fell out of the brake when you release the brake the switch is probly just going in the hole where the rubber bushing is suppose to be replace the bushing inspect brake peddle and if it missing go to parts place and get one and install

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