1989 Dodge Colt Replace a brake light switch?

Tiny
GWEN0000
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  • 1989 DODGE COLT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 254,700 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".

Is it possible for me to do it instead? How?
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Sunday, September 12th, 2010 AT 9:49 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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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
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 2:34 AM
Tiny
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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.
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 9:58 AM

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