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Brake Light Switch Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Brake Light Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$20

Talent:

**

Tools:

Your hands

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Brake light switch

Hot Tip:

Take your time, as it can be a bit frustrating to remove the switch

Performance Gain:

People no longer slam into the back of your car

Complementary Modification:

Replace brake lights

The Volvo C30 uses a pushrod style brake switch to activate the brake lights. Over time, the plastic pushrod can wear and the switch can fail. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing the switch.

The first step is to remove the lower dashboard panel for access. See our article on Lower Dashboard Panel Removal for more information.

Shown here is the brake light switch on the Volvo C30.
Figure 1

Shown here is the brake light switch on the Volvo C30. If yours has failed, Pelican Parts can supply you with a new one. You'll need to first remove the lower dashboard panel for access. See our article on Lower Dashboard Panel Removal for more information.

Shown here is the brake light switch mounted on the brake pedal assembly (green arrow).
Figure 2

Shown here is the brake light switch mounted on the brake pedal assembly (green arrow). Turn the switch clockwise to release it from the mounting bracket.

Now press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the brake light switch.
Figure 3

Now press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the brake light switch.

Take note of the
Figure 4

Take note of the "ears" in the mounting bracket. You'll want to get the new switch to fit into the bracket correctly. When the switch is centered, turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

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