1996 GMC SIERRA C1500 BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • GWH
  • 1996 GMC C1500

I would like to get a detailed replacement instructions for replacing the brakelight switch on this truck. And possibly a diagram?

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GWH

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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 4:25 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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Disconnect neg battery cable.Remove retainer from brake pedal pin,remove switch bt unsnapping from pushrod,remove electrical connector.reverse to install


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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 8:01 AM
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  • GWH
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Would removing the lower half of the dash and remove the two bolts that support the steering column give me better access to the switch?

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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 5:08 PM
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It might, if you do that be careful of the small cable for the shift indicator, if you pull too hard it will break the indicator

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Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 7:46 AM
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  • GWH
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I removed the steering column. It opened up the area at the brakelight switch a lot. It wasn't hard at all. It's better than laying on your back with your head in the dash for an hour fumbling with the switch. Once the column was removed, it was a snap.I have come to find out that these model of trucks with this type of switch may quit working the brake lights and the driver not know it ! I didn't know until my wife was following me one day. I don't know how long it had been out.
Thanks for your help. I will get to the feedback asap.

GWH

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Sunday, August 12th, 2007 AT 6:57 PM
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Youre welcome, just happy your brake lights work again

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Monday, August 13th, 2007 AT 8:12 AM

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