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How-to » Brakes » Linkage & Controls » How to Replace a Parking Brake Switch
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Parking Brake Switch

PARTS
  • Parking Brake Light Switch
TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
STEPS
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1
Locate your parking brake switch. If you have a foot style parking brake, the switch is under the dash mounted to or behind the lever. If you have a hand style parking brake, the switch is mounted under the center console assembly on or below the lever.
2
For hand style parking brake only, remove the center console to gain access to the parking brake lever and switch.
3
Unplug the electrical connector to the parking brake switch.
4
Un-clip the switch from the brake lever, or unbolt it from its mounting location. Install in reverse order of the removal.
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