First you have to see if it's loose. If the nut has loosened, the switch will push back instead of the button getting pressed in by the pedal arm.
If the switch is tight, it may need to be adjusted but you must understand that over-adjusting it can hold the brake pedal down a little. That will make the brake lights turn off but it can keep the brakes applied a little. You'll notice that when driving for a while when the car seems to be moving hard.
My money is on the nut being loose because those switches don't magically get out of adjustment by themselves.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 1:32 AM