1997 Silverado Brake light issues

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by jtrout88, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. jtrout88

    jtrout88 New Member

    I have a bone stock 97 silverado ext cab longbed 4x4 auto with a 350 and im having some issues with my brake lights. When i push the peddle a little bit the brake lights come on but push a little further and they go off? Any suggestions on what the issue might be?
  2. Caddiac

    Caddiac Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Sounds like the switch to me.
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    X2 on the brake switch!

    If you lay on your back on the drivers side floor, and look with a flash light behind the brake pedal you will see a plastic rectangular box with 2 wiring harnesses going to it. Disconnect the battery (-), and disconnect the two wiring harnesses hooked to the brake switch. When you take it out you will see a plastic threaded rod sticking out, this is what makes contact when you push the brake pedal. You can screw that in or out to make a fine adjustment to it, if this doesn't work then your switch is bad and you will have to go buy one.

    I had to buy a new one for my firebird, autozone charged $14.00 for it so it's cheap. Hope this helps and not hinders!

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