1989 Dodge Colt 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 254700 miles
I have been (slowly) fixing up my '89 Colt--the latest repair has been the rear light cards & fuses. But now my brake lights come on -- whenever they feel like it. I need to replace the switch, but my husband says it's a chore that should go to a " real mechanic".
Get in there and adjust the switch follow the brake pedal arm it will take you to the brake suppport bracket the switch is right there-unable to adjust, replace it
September, 26, 2010 AT 9:58 AM
The 1989 has a hard rubber gasket/spacer that fits between the pedal and the switch. I yanked the old, corroded spacer and put in a new (since it's near impossible to get a wrench into that space in this car) and the lights work fine now.
This spacer does not exist in most year models--only the 89-90's.