How to Replace a Jeep Brake Light Switch

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The brake lights on your Jeep are controlled by the brake light switch. If a single brake light bulb ever goes out, it probably means the bulb has blown and needs to be replaced. However, if all of your brake lights stop working at once, it is a sign that the brake light switch itself has gone bad. You can purchase replacement brake light switches for your Jeep at your local Jeep dealer or from an auto parts store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Pull the hood release lever on your Jeep to open the hood. Remove the negative battery terminal with your socket set.

  2. 2

    Kneel down and peer up under at your brake pedal. The brake light switch is mounted to the top of the pedal.

  3. 3

    Unplug the brake light cable with your hand. It should pull right off.

  4. 4

    Remove the two nuts holding the brake light switch. Turn them counterclockwise with your wrench to remove them and then slide the old switch out.

  5. 5

    Set the new brake light switch in place and tighten the two nuts to secure it.

  6. 6

    Reattach the brake light cable by hand.

  7. 7

    Turn your key on and push your brakes. Use a mirror or have an assistant stand behind your Jeep to tell you whether the brake lights are working.

  8. 8

    Reconnect your Jeep's negative battery cable. Close the hood.

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