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
The brake light switch located above the brake pedal is broken or out of adjustment.
Brake light switch is located on the brake pedal arm. Unbolt & bolt in new one. Wiring will unplug & plug back in to new switch.
Check the brake light switch on the brake pedal. Might have to replace it.
possibly a bad brake switch located on the brake pedal assy
Bad switch on the emergency brake handle.
Check the fuse, check the bulbs and check the brake light switch.
Bad brake switch
have someone press it down and have the other check the lights in the back
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
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.
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 the switch and bracket assembly stud and remove the switch and bracket assembly. Note: you may have to remove the steering column in order to access the switch bracket.
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 circuit runs through the turn signal switch. If the brake lamp contact in the switch goes bad, you can have a situation where the brake lamps won't light but the turn signals function properly.
it the handle on the side of steering wheel chick it towards you or oppsite
when my 1986 w-250 turn signal switch went out the brake lights quit working.
what is the ratio of gears in a 1986 cutlass
Low brake fluid level or Parking brake not released completely
i have tail lights but do not have brake lights nor do i have turn signals. i have replaced brake switch and all bulbs
Under the left side of dash, just above parking brake pedal. (on rear wheel drive models).
No, totally different bodystyles
My 1986 cutlass supreme w/307 was smoking bad, and I tore the motor down and the rings were shot.
It's part of the neutral safety switch on the front of the transmission.
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.