How to Replace the Brake Light Switch on Acura Tlby John Johnston
The brake light switch on your Acura Tl activates the brake lights when the driver presses down on the brake pedal. If your brake switch stops working, it can be a danger to all on the road as other drivers will no longer be able to see when you are braking. If you notice that your brake lights are no longer coming on, you should look to replace the switch.
Enter the driver's side of your Acura. Reach down to the bottom of the seat toward the pedals. Slide your hand along the pedal until you locate the section of the dash which it connects to.
Remove the two screws that fix the dash section in place with a Phillips-head screwdriver. The panel covers the electrical components for the pedal behind it.
Remove the panel and locate the brake light switch held in place by two mounting screws. Disconnect the electrical wiring that leads to the switch. Remove the mounting screws and lift it out of place.
Connect the new brake light switch to the vehicle. Attach it in place with the mounting screws and insert the electrical connectors.
Reattach the dash panel that covers the electrical components. Turn on your engine and press down the brake pedal. Have someone check that the brake lights now work correctly.
- "Acura TL 1999 thru 2008"; Haynes Manuals; 2009
Things You'll Need
- Wrench set
- Screwdriver set
John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.