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Title: Brake switch on 2004 Brave
Post by: jadysart on September 19, 2017, 08:01:45 PM
Have been travelling for summer and have repeatedly had brake switch issues--one repair shop put in a new switch, the next one said it was loose so he put something to tighten it up, next shop charged a fortune to say that I needed socket and switch, the last time it went out a repair man put a zip tie around something!  Each time it goes out, I lose cruise control and my brake lights don't turn off unless I pull the pedal up with my toe to disengage the switch.

I really would like to permanently fix this.  Is there something to be done and who should do it?  Four repair people haven't been able to do it.  Thanks for any replies.
Title: Re: Brake switch on 2004 Brave
Post by: SCVJeff on September 20, 2017, 03:22:59 AM
You are talking about the brake LIGHT switch?  Post a pic if you can. I'll be camping next to a 2004 Brave for 6 days starting Thurs and will crawl under the dash and see what the differences are
Title: Re: Brake switch on 2004 Brave
Post by: ennored on September 20, 2017, 08:10:44 AM
Ford or Workhorse chassis?
Title: Re: Brake switch on 2004 Brave
Post by: jadysart on September 20, 2017, 12:02:06 PM
I've been told brake switch--it is a sensor that says that the brakes are being applied and also allows the cruise control to work.  When is is malfunctioning --the brake lights remain on and cruise won't work, since the sensor thinks the brakes are on.  If I lift up on the brake pedal with my toes, while driving or parked, the brake lights will turn off until the brake is applied again.  Cruise control won't function since it thinks the brakes are on.  Work horse chassis.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  Even just to tell me who to take it to to get a perm fix.
Title: Re: Brake switch on 2004 Brave
Post by: John Canfield on September 20, 2017, 01:05:27 PM
There could be an adjustment for the brake pedal 'dead' zone or perhaps one for the switch itself.