HOW TO REPLACE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH

2001 Buick Park Avenue

Tiny

tsherk80

February, 18, 2010 AT 10:41 PM

Electrical problem
2001 Buick Park Avenue 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 174000 miles

My rear lights keep on burning out every so often. Last week I changed 'all' of them and they were all working, but 2 day later only the brake lights stopped working (when I brake) my mechanic told me it could be a stop light switch.

How would I replace the stop light switch?

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6 Answers

Tiny

bluelightnin6

February, 18, 2010 AT 10:53 PM

Brake switch is under dash, on brake pedal bracket. Disconnect battery, then disconnect switch and unbolt to replace it.

Tiny

tsherk80

February, 21, 2010 AT 4:34 PM

I went ahead and replaced the switch, but everytime I hit the brake the fuse blows, no matter between the new or old witch.

Where hould I go from here?

Tiny

bluelightnin6

February, 21, 2010 AT 6:35 PM

If fuse keeps blowing then this indicates a short in that specific circuit. Check the wiring at the brake switch as well as at the brake light housings

Tiny

tsherk80

February, 21, 2010 AT 7:42 PM

All th wire's at the brake looked fine, what do you mean by the 'houing'? And what am I looking for?

Tiny

bluelightnin6

February, 21, 2010 AT 7:44 PM

The housings is where the bulb seats at each tail light assembly. Inspect the wiring at these housings.

Tiny

tsherk80

February, 22, 2010 AT 11:51 AM

You were right! One of my bulbs were bad and rusty, took it out and everything works now.

Thank you very much.

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