What does the brake light switch do?
What is a brake light switch? Your brake light switch is a simple spring-loaded switch that is held open by a tab on the brake pedal, keeping the brake lights off. When you push the pedal down, the spring causes the switch to close, completing the electrical circuit and turning on the brake lights.
Can you fix a brake light switch?
A replacement brake light switch generally costs around $30 to $75, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Getting a brake light switch fixed at a shop will add typically $80 to the repair.
What should I do if my Mazda brake system warning light comes on?
Stop the vehicle in a safe place immediately and contact an Authorised Mazda Repairer. If the brake system warning light remains illuminated the brake fluid may be low or there could be a problem with the brake system.
When should I have the brakes of my Mazda inspected?
Have the vehicle towed to an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer to have the brakes inspected as soon as possible: Driving when the brake system warning light and ABS warning light are illuminated simultaneously is dangerous.
What happens when a brake light switch goes bad?
A faulty brake light switch can cause many problems. If the switch is bad, the brake lights won’t operate and the transmission shifter will not come out of the “Park” position. In cars with a push-button start system, a faulty brake light switch can cause the vehicle not to start.
What to do if your Mazda is in trouble?
Consult an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer. There is a malfunction in the battery management system. There is a malfunction in the brake switch. There is a malfunction in the engine’s hydraulic control. There is a malfunction in the engine’s timing chain. There is a malfunction in the blow-by heater.