Where is brake light switch on a 1986 Cutlass?
There should be a bracket mounted on the steering column near the floor. This will have a switch in it that is a plunger type. When the shaft of the brake pedal is depressed, it comes into contact with this plunger and activates the brake light circuit. If you "ride the brakes", your brake lights will always be on because of the minimal pressure required to activate this circuit.
STICKING BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH AT THE TOP OF THE BRAKE BEDAL Read More
The brake light switch located above the brake pedal is broken or out of adjustment. Read More
Check the brake light switch on the brake pedal. Might have to replace it. Read More
Brake light switch is located on the brake pedal arm. Unbolt & bolt in new one. Wiring will unplug & plug back in to new switch. Read More
possibly a bad brake switch located on the brake pedal assy Read More
Why would the emergency brake light stay on when the emergency brake is not in use on a 1986 Chevy Nova?
Bad switch on the emergency brake handle. Read More
Check the fuse, check the bulbs and check the brake light switch. Read More
have someone press it down and have the other check the lights in the back Read More
Bad brake switch Read More
Check brake fluid level in master cylinder Make sure parking brake is released Check to see that parking brake switch has not come loose from its mounting bracket Read More
How do you replace the brake light switch for Acura Legend 1986 My brake lights stay ON when the engine is OFF.?
The switch is located on the brake pedal. Undo bolt & wire & replace switch. Note adjustment before removing old switch if you've not replaced one before. You my want to use a mulitmeter (digital with continuity function) to test it before you buy one. Read More
What is wrong with your 1986 buick regal if the rear signal lights blink but the brake lights doesnt come on?
Probably either a bad brake lamp switch, improper adjustment of the brake lamp switch or a bad turn signal switch. The brake lamp switch also contains the cruise disconnect switch, but often only the brake lamp portion will fail due to the higher current involved in running the brighter lamps. The switch develops resistance caused by carbon tracking on the contacts from the spark that's created whenever the switch changes states. Also, the brake lamp… Read More
it the handle on the side of steering wheel chick it towards you or oppsite Read More
Chilton section 9-3 front wheel drive Chrysler 4 cyl cars, figure 5; the brake light switch is mounted to the brake pedal bracket assembly, under the instrument panel. The stop lamp switch is attached to the mounting bracket. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, 2. unplug the two brake switch wiring harness connectors, 3. remove the wiring harnessfor the switch lamp from the clip on the brake pedal assembly. Remove the nut and washer from… Read More
when my 1986 w-250 turn signal switch went out the brake lights quit working. Read More
i have tail lights but do not have brake lights nor do i have turn signals. i have replaced brake switch and all bulbs Read More
Low brake fluid level or Parking brake not released completely Read More
what is the ratio of gears in a 1986 cutlass Read More
Under the left side of dash, just above parking brake pedal. (on rear wheel drive models). Read More
Chevelles never had a third brake light since the Chevelle name was dropped after 1977. However, third brake lights were first installed (and required) in 1986. Read More
What is wrong with your 1986 caprice classic when your brake light stays on I check all fluids and they are ok and I have new brake pads on. HELP.?
check your e brake Read More
My 1986 cutlass supreme w/307 was smoking bad, and I tore the motor down and the rings were shot. Read More
Start with the light sensor on the brake pedal arm. Read More
Disconnect the battery, wait 10 minutes, and reconnect. Read More
Check the tail light bulbs. These bulbs do double duty. Thet are both the tail light & the brake light. Tail light part might be burnt out. Read More
No, totally different bodystyles Read More
The brake lights don't work on my 1986 Chevy Silverado even after I put in a new fuse and new bulbs. What could be wrong?
Check also the brake light switch and all associated wiring. You could have an "open" in the wiring which will not permit the electrical current to flow from the source to the bulbs. ** Yes, I agree. Then it could be your brake light switch which is located above the arm of your brake peddle. (When you press the pedal down the switch engages your brake lights.) These have been known to go wacky and… Read More
My 1986 Olds Cutlass Calais doesn't have a serpentine belt. It has a separate alternator belt. How do I change it? Read More
On the turn indicator. Pull the turn indicator toward you until you hear it "click", about 1/4", then release. Read More
Check the brake fluid level in reservoir. Read More
It's part of the neutral safety switch on the front of the transmission. Read More
Anytime any light [bulb, lamp] stays on indicates that electrical current from whatever the power source [in your case, the battery] is connected to the circuit for that lamp, and is not allowing the current to turn off. Barring a weird crossover in the wiring, the most common cause is the brake light switch. Nine times out of ten, the switch is simply out of adjustment. Occasionly, the switch is defective, and is "stuck" in… Read More
on the fire wall driver side by the e brake Read More
Are the license plate lights in the warning circuit for the brake lights of your 1986 Honda Prelude?
No, the license plate light is wired in with the rear tail lights, not the brake lights. Read More
It sounds like the brake light switch might be bad, or sticking. ANOTHER SIMPLE SOLUTION TYO CHECK FIRST: Before you go getting the brake switch replaced you should check for a simple and inexpensive solution. This simple and inexpensive solution is probably the cause and very common on these cars. There are two small brake pedal stoppers that snap into the brake pedal. If they are not in place, the switch cannot be depressed and… Read More
check that the emergency brake pedal is completely up.If ok disconnect the electric cable from the emergency brake pedal. i think is brown in color if light turns off the problem is there. Read More
Why does the oil light stay on on your 1986 750 nighthawk Change the oil and bike runs but the light stays on?
Check that the oil pressure is correct. The oil sending switch or the wiring for the switch is the most likely cause. Read More
It does not have a reserve switch - it has a sensor in the reserve tank that turns a light on on the dash when you are low on fuel. Read More
The fuse panel on the Virago is under the instrument light cluster that surrounds the ignition switch where the neutral indicator light is located. Read More
in the dash panel Read More
It varies by engine. Read More
Why would the high beams work but not low beams and break and tail lights only work if instrument panel lights work 1986 300zx have checked bulbs and fuses replaced switch behind brake pedal?
headlight switch Read More
The instrument light dimmer is on the main lighting switch - rotate to dim or brighten. Have you checked that your instrument light bulbs are all OK? Read More