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Username Post: Do I need a Brake Switch (again) ?        (Topic#360262)
CraigG-20 
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03-24-20 07:31 AM - Post#2789362    

Hi All, I have a 1995 G-20 van with 212,000. I have owned it for 20 years, and in that time have replaced the brake switch 4 or 5 times, most recently in April 2017, only 6,000 miles ago. It is replaced because the brake lights don't come on.

I noticed recently that I had a hard time moving from Park to Drive after starting the van. The only thing that works consistently is to push the brake pedal very hard. On a recent drive while using cruise control, when I tapped on the brake to disengage, nothing happened. Finally, I found out yesterday that my brake lights are not coming on (but the turn signals and flashers work fine). The lights do flash momentarily when pressing down hard, which I can only do when totally stopped.


It is hard to believe I need another switch, but is that what I should be looking at? On the last repair, I believe the garage also changed out the wiring connector bundle.

If so, what brand do you recommend to buy?

Thank you, Craig



 
rockfangd 
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rockfangd
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Loc: Utica ny
Reg: 04-13-10
03-24-20 08:27 AM - Post#2789367    
    In response to CraigG-20

Sure sounds like you need a switch.
Replaced quite a few of them.
Get oe if you can.
Others I have used last about a year or so

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
CraigG-20 
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03-24-20 10:43 AM - Post#2789381    
    In response to rockfangd

OK - BTW, the 2017 switch was replaced at a Chevy service center, so I would assume was OE. If I can't get OE I will probably go for AC Delco. Thanks.



 
rockfangd 
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rockfangd
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Loc: Utica ny
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03-24-20 07:48 PM - Post#2789403    
    In response to CraigG-20

I would assume that if it were a adjustment issue you would have had it for awhile now.
Unfortunately I cannot say if that center used a oem part or not.
I commonly see airtex/wells used.
It would not hurt to have a look at the pigtail to the switch itself and the position on the brake pedal lever

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
CraigG-20 
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03-25-20 12:36 PM - Post#2789453    
    In response to rockfangd

Thank you, I will pass that information on to the garage and have them look.



 
995jim 
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995jim
Loc: Ohio
Reg: 12-17-06
03-26-20 09:26 AM - Post#2789498    
    In response to CraigG-20

I had the same problem and bought everywhere. Oem,different pars stores. Didnt make a difference. It became dangerous getting rear ended. Eventually sold it

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 
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