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How to Remove a Chevrolet Brake Pedal Retaining Clip

by Russell Wood

The brake pedal on a Chevrolet connects to the brake booster via a push rod. This push rod is held in place by a wedge-shaped clip that secures the pedal, push rod and brake-light switch together. If you need to remove the brake booster, brake pedal or brake-light switch for repair, then the clip has to come off the pedal. This can be mildly frustrating to do, but you should be able to accomplish this in under 10 minutes. These steps relate to a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, but the process is similar for other Chevy makes and models.

Crawl under the dashboard and aim the flashlight on the top of the brake pedal where the brake booster push rod connects to the brake pedal itself.

Insert the blade of the flat-head screwdriver into the clip. Twist the handle of the screwdriver so that the clip spreads out.

Push the clip up until it pops free. Remove the clip from the brake pedal assembly.


  • A flashlight with a magnetic handle comes in really handy here, because you'll need both hands to take off the switch. If you don't have one, you can always prop it in place with some other items to keep the light on the clip.

Items you will need


About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.

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