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Old 01-15-2010, 07:38 PM
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Brake switch

My Altima failed to start a few times this week and I was driving around with a jump starter in my trunk. I brought it into Nissan and I thought it was the battery but it was the brake switch.My question is what is a brake switch do and where is it locatedin the car? Did anyone else replace there brake switch?
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:07 PM
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Here you go. I used the Search feature, and found these:

http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/sea...archid=1560361

Have fun reading all the posts about a "Brake Light Switch"

You will find that you are not alone.


I've got to ask this question, as my curiosity got the best of me.

Since you took your car to a Nissan dealer for repair, why didn't you ask the sevice advisor what the switch was for? Or if you were at home, why didn't you call the service dept and ask that question?
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:09 PM
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same thing happened to me a few months ago. Its the switch that registers you are pressing the brake pedal. If this switch malfunctions it will not register your foot is on the brake so 1) the car will have trouble starting if u have push start. and 2) Your brake lights will not illuminate which can be very hazardous on the road.
Good thing u got it fixed. Mine was fixed under warranty



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common problem.

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Mine was also fixed under warranty but the new switch now makes a "click" noise every time I press the pedal. Do I have to take the car to the dealer one more time or it is a normal issue?
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I went to look for my advisor but he was gone. The service was crazy busy so I just blew it off and left. I dont ever remember seeing a post about brake light switch but I guess I was drunk or stoned when I was looking my bad
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Not to bring a thread back from the dead, but I'm curious what the cost of the part was and how much labor people were charged for this? My car has occasionally not started but after pumping the pedal lightly, I am always able to get it.

The service guy said it's a cheap part, but not covered under warranty if you are over the 36k miles. Is this true that its only covered under 36k mi or is it covered under their 60k?

Also, is it hard to replace if I got the part myself?


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Not to bring a thread back from the dead, but I'm curious what the cost of the part was and how much labor people were charged for this? My car has occasionally not started but after pumping the pedal lightly, I am always able to get it.

The service guy said it's a cheap part, but not covered under warranty if you are over the 36k miles. Is this true that its only covered under 36k mi or is it covered under their 60k?

Also, is it hard to replace if I got the part myself?


Misplaced your Altima Warranty Booklet, huh? Confused about the warranty coverage?

Here is a link to the booklet:
http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/f-q...ides-pdfs.html

You will learn that the service guy is correct.

Why donít you call local Nissan dealers in your area to find out how much the part costs, and how much labor they charge to have it installed in your car?

Since you live in Massachusetts, does it really matter what Billy Bobís Nissan in Snalligaster, TN. charges for this installation? No, it doesnít. In reality, you are not going to drive hundreds of miles to save a few bucks.

Yes, you would be able to install the switch yourself.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:23 PM
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Actually, no my Altima Warranty Booklet should be in the glove box with all of the other booklets, thanks for the link to all the manuals in PDF form.

Like I said, I called and he said it would be cheap. He said he could find out how much it was when I got down there, I'm going down this afternoon to see. I was looking for an average amount of hours other people were charged, so I can expect either a half hour or full hour of labor.

Do you know what the instructions are on replacing it?
I'm reading here:
http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Altima/2008/br.pdf PG13 but I don't think that is the entire replacement procedure.

Thanks.


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Old 06-04-2010, 04:28 AM
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Sorry for the double post, but for an update to those of you following this thread the part was $50 and I replaced it myself in their parking lot in one minute. I unhooked the negative battery terminal, twisted the stop lamp switch (the black one on the left if you are looking at the pedal) 45 degrees, unhooked the harness, replaced with new switch, and reversed order in less than one minute-for real.

These directions with photos helped me to see a general idea of how the 4th gen Altima would be, despite this being a Maxima on the forums: How to replace nissan maxima 95 stoplight swatch - Nissanhelp.com Forums

Thanks for the help guys!

Also, I wanted to note that the parts guy noted the part number has been changed which he said that means that typically they replaced it with a better part that won't die out nearly as quickly, etc. PN# on the bag was 25320-AX00C.


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Thanks derekg1023

Derek,

Thanks for your post!!! It was most helpful. My 2007 Altima 2.5L was experiencing the intermittent "No Start" issue. We would have to stamp on the brake pedal quickly several times to get it to start sometimes.

After reading your post I looked up under the dash to check out the brake switches. I disconnected the wiring connector to the stop lamp switch and reconnected it hoping that would fix the issue but it did not. I went down to the local Nissan dealer and purchased a new stop lamp switch, swapped it out, and we are in business. The Altima starts the first time, every time, now. BTW, the part number was the same as you mentioned 25320-AX00C and the part description was SW STOP LAMP.

I would just like to add to your description of the switch. As you mentioned, the stop lamp switch is the switch on the left if you are looking at the two switches on the brake pedal assembly. Additionally, the stop lamp switch is the one with four wires going to it. The one on the right, with two wires, is the ASCD (Speed Control) switch.

The only additional detail to pay attention to is that the new switch can be installed at various depths in the bracket. Just pay attention to the ASCD switch depth and set it the same and you should be OK. They were set to the same depth on my Altima Brake pedal set up.

Thanks again,
Eric
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stop lamp switch

You are correct that the switch is adjustable but you don't use the switch to change the adjustments..That is done via the brake pedal..Turn the switch 45 degrees counterclockwise to remove..Pull up on the brake pedal and push the new switch in until the threaded portion hits the bracket..Turn the switch clockwise to lock back into place.
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hhhmmm.... WHY is this thread in "Tires/Brakes/Suspension"??

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You are correct that the switch is adjustable but you don't use the switch to change the adjustments.
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