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Old 01-17-2006, 08:25 PM
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Brake pedal switch

Can any of the many truck enthusiast out there tell me how to get at the switch on the brake pedal on a 96 Silverado. It is barely visable and don't see any other way but dimantle column and pedal bracket.

I have no brake lights .Bulbs\fuse are good .Can't think of anything but the switch or maybe a relay ?


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Old 01-18-2006, 08:39 AM
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Best to go to Parts House and ask for a brake switch for your truck. By looking at it, you'll see how it connects to your pedal. If it's like mine, the switch slides down the brake pedal shaft.
I had a similiar situation on my '89 Silverado but I pulled on the switch which broke the clips that held it on the pedal. Turned out to be the brake module under the hood beside the master cylinder that was bad so I ended up having to buy the module as well as the brake switch .
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Doc here,

Not having actually worked on this type truck, In looking at the schematic for that year / model truck, It shows a "Brake Pressure Switch" as well as Cruise control override...Both are inputs to the power train Control Module.

To me Brake pressure switch means mounted on the Master cylinder...not the pedal..Are you sure, by your description of the switch, your not looking at the neutral safety switch and backup light switch?

My book gives no locations (Another General Mystery State secret..) so I only have the schematic and type name to go by...Could be wrong, but it's worth a look see..

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There is a small plunger style switch activated by the pedal movement . I "think " its what activates the brake lights when you step on the pedal .

That may be the least of my worries now as this AM while driving to work
lost half of the dash lights, only have one speed on the fan and the headlights keep going on and off once and awhile.

I dropped it off at the garage this afternoon.I have a feeling this ones going to cost.

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Doc here,

Sounds like a loose or dirty Firewall Connector..

Keep us updated!

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