Break switch or break stopper

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by piperspost, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. piperspost

    piperspost Guest

    how do u know if your break swith went or if it's just the stopper? I
    pulled the Breakfuse so my battery would not burn out & now the horn
    does not work & I can not get the car to go into reverse or drive.
    piperspost, Nov 1, 2006
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    ExtremeValue Guest

    Did you mean "Brake"?
    ExtremeValue, Nov 1, 2006
  3. It's easy to check the stopper - the brake switch should rest against a
    stopper when the brake pedal is all the way up. If the stopper is missing
    the switch will be poking through the hole the stopper belongs in.

    Michael Pardee, Nov 1, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    damn dude, your psychic powers are /way/ impressive! and it's not even
    jim beam, Nov 1, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    wrote in

    I assume the BRAKE lights are on all the time?

    Crawl under the dash and look at the top of the BRAKE pedal. At the BRAKE
    switch there will be a black rubber coin-like thingy about the size of a
    nickel or dime. If that has a hole in it, has shifted or fallen off this
    will be readily apparent.
    TeGGeR®, Nov 1, 2006
  6. It's like I have this giant brain or something.
    Michael Pardee, Nov 1, 2006
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    rjdriver Guest

    I guess it hardly matters much that the horn doesn't work if you can't get
    the car in gear....:)

    Replace the brake switch. It's an $11.00, 20 minute, DIY repair.

    rjdriver, Nov 1, 2006
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    That happened to my 94 Integra;the PLASTIC stopper crumbled from age and
    Florida heat and the brake lights stayed on.
    I had the dealer replace it as I didn't know anything was missing;diagrams
    I found online did not show that missing part.Otherwise,I would have
    improvised one myself. Dealer charged me $60.
    Jim Yanik, Nov 1, 2006
  9. piperspost

    Jim Yanik Guest

    It probably is not the switch,but a missing plastic button on the pedal
    Jim Yanik, Nov 1, 2006
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