What is a stoplight switch?
The stop light switch (Fig. 22) is an air-signaled electrical switch which is turned on any time a brake application is made. The switch is usually connected to a double check valve and can be plumbed anywhere in the application side of the circuit.
What causes brake lights to not work?
If one or more of your brake lights isn’t working properly, it could mean one of three things: The brake light system fuse is blown, the brake light bulbs are burned out or the brake light wiring switch is broken. All of these issues are easy to troubleshoot.
How much does it cost to replace brake light switch?
A replacement brake light switch generally costs around $30 to $75, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Getting a brake light switch fixed at a shop will add typically $80 to the repair.
Where is the stoplight switch?
Where is a Brake Light Switch Located? As part of the brake-pedal assembly, you can find this switch under the dashboard or on the firewall near the top of the pedal lever. Replacing one is easy.
How do you remove a brake light switch?
Use the socket wrench to remove each bolt. Place them off to the side with the screws. You can now remove the brake light switch covers and see the actual switch. Disconnect the connector on the switch by sliding it off the contact. This supplies the switch with power.
What happens when the brake light switch fails?
The brake light switch can fail over time and, when that occurs, the brake lights will not switch on. Without the brake lights you can easily cause an accident. You may also find yourself getting ticketed and having to pay fines.
What are the brake lights on a 2002 Galant?
The brake lights on your 2002 Mitsubishi Galant illuminate when you hit the brake pedal and help prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. Brake light bulbs grow dimmer over time and eventually burn out. This video shows you how to change the brake lights on your 2002 Mitsubishi Galant.
Do you need wrenches to replace brake light switch?
Certain switches may have two nuts that lock the sensor at a certain distance from the lever and others just twist out of a socket so the wrenches may not be necessary. There are many links and components in this area so the pliers are useful for unplugging the connector in a tight spot.