Your car’s brake lights are designed to warn drivers behind you that your car will slow down or stop. Most vehicles come equipped with three brake lights: two lower taillights and a roof brake light, sometimes called “cyclops.” The brake light switch completes a circuit that sends a manual signal to all the brake lights, activating them with the use of the brake pedal. Simply pressing the brake pedal sends the signal; releasing it turns them off.
How to install a brake light switch on a golf cart
Mark the spots on the back of the golf cart where you would like the brake lights to be. The instructions that come with the taillight package should state the suggested mounting locations. Drill out the marks with the 5/12 inch bit.
Push the lighting cables through the holes and mount them with the zip ties along the bottom of the golf cart frame. Keep the cables high and away from the tires. The battery is located under the seats, so only run the cables up to where the seats are.
Screw the mounting harness onto the outside rear of the golf cart. It can be one piece or two smaller pieces depending on the kit. Attach the lights to the harness by snapping them into place.
Drill a hole with the 5/32 inch bit in the dash panel of the golf cart. Slide the light switch wire into the hole and tighten the switch with a nut and washer at the bottom of the instrument panel. Pull the switch wire to the taillight wire and connect them with a snap. The kit is prepared for the cables to be joined to form a connection.
Open the seat to access the battery and open the battery cover. Place the negative lead from the lights into an open screw on the negative battery panel. Plug the positive lead from the lights into a corresponding open screw on the positive battery panel.
How to Install a Brake Light Switch in a 1999 Chevy Suburban
Move the Suburban’s driver’s seat as far back as possible to allow better access to the driver’s foot. Lean into the driver’s foot and shine the flashlight above the brake pedal to illuminate the brake pedal arm and brake light switch.
Disconnect the Suburban brake light circuit flex cable from the body of the old brake light switch by hand. Remove the old brake light switch from the brake light switch mounting bracket with the box wrench set.
Pull the Suburban’s old brake light switch out of the brake light switch mounting bracket by hand and replace it with the new switch.
Tighten the Suburban’s new brake light switch into the brake light switch mounting bracket with the box wrench set. Plug the brake light circuit flex cable into the new switch body by hand.
Step on the Suburban’s brake pedal while your helper looks at the brake lights to make sure they all work as intended.
Items you will need
Set of box keys
How to install a brake light switch on a 1997 Ford F-150
Park the truck and set the emergency brake. Open the driver’s door and locate the brake pedal switch on top of the brake pedal lever, at the junction of the brake pedal lever and the master cylinder push rod.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the switch. Using a pair of needle nose pliers, grasp the rolled end of the self-locking pin and remove it from the stud on the brake pedal lever. Slide the master cylinder pushrod and brake switch off the stud, and remove the spacer and yoke bushing from the pushrod. Inspect the bushing for excessive wear and replace if necessary.
Install the new pushrod switch, bushing, spacer, and clevis onto the brake pedal stud. Install the self-locking pin and make sure it snaps into place. Connect the electrical connector to the switch terminal. Test the brake lights.
How to install a brake light switch on a 1994 GMC
Place the vehicle in a well-lit area. After setting the emergency brake and with the vehicle in park or neutral, disconnect the negative battery terminal.
Open the driver’s side door and lie back on the floor, facing the location of the brake pedal lever (the …