Mechanics

REPLACING THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH

1997 Volvo 960

Electrical problem
1997 Volvo 960 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles

Hello,

I need to replace my brake light switch on my 1997 Volvo 960. Where could I find a schematic of it? Or could you tell me where it is? Thank you.
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Mikem3223
December 20, 2008.




Hello -

I have attached the info requested.

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RF. Stop (brake) Light Switch, Replacement

RF1. Replacement Of Stop (brake) Light Switch

Remove stop light fuse.
Disconnect stop light connector.

Older Stop Light Switch


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Unscrew stop light switch with a wrench (17 mm ).
Install new stop light switch in reverse order.
Test operation.

New Stop Light Switch


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Pull stop light switch straight back.
Install new stop light switch in reverse order.
Test operation.
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ImpalaSS
Dec 21, 2008.
Thank you very much. I actually got it in before remembering to check back here to find the schematic, which would have saved me a lot of time if I had remembered to check back for it. I will be sure to make a donation if you can help me on this follow up question: I got the brake light switch in, and it is working properly, so the old problem is fixed, but now I cannot put the car in reverse. Shiftlock override works, but it is as though there are two components to the switch; one to signal the brake lights to turn on and one to let the transmission know that the brakes are being applied to allow me to shift into reverse. Thank you for your time.

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Mikem3223
Dec 29, 2008.
Hello -

You need to check to see if you are getting 12v to your shift interlock solenoid with key on. If you are then the solenoid is bad and needs replacing.

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ImpalaSS
Dec 30, 2008.

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