Asked by: Zhiliang Da Motaasked in category: General Last Updated: 6th March, 2020
How do you wire a brake light switch?
Also question is, how are brake lights wired?
The brake light wiring system in most cars is not overly complex. At one end, you have the lights themselves: bulbs in sockets connected to a wiring harness. At the other end is the brake switch, where the pedal presses down and creates contact that completes the circuit. The system draws power from the car's battery.
Secondly, how can you tell if your brake light switch is bad? One of the symptoms commonly associated with a bad brake light switch are brake lights that stay on at all times. If the brake light switch shorts internally it may cause the brake lights to stay illuminated, even when the pedal is not being pressed.
Subsequently, one may also ask, where does the brake light switch go?
The switch is located right near the tip of your right foot near the brake pedal, so it's easy to access. The switch may actually snap into place without the use of any tools at all.
How much does it cost to fix a brake light switch?
The average cost for a brake light switch replacement is between $70 and $94. Labor costs are estimated between $42 and $54 while parts are priced between $28 and $40. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.