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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brake pressure switch tech

Need to know what purpose the brake pressure switch serves (the red one on the end of the master cylinder). I unplugged the harness and jumped the leads to test it, and it is bad. Seems the only thing it did was make cruise control inoperable.

Everything works fine with it jumped, including cruise control, so can I leave it jumped or is there a reason I should replace it?
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Re: Brake pressure switch tech

I think that's the switch that engages when you lose brake pressure and the pedal goes through the floor. Humorously enough a light comes on in the dash telling you there's a problem with your braking system. lol.
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Re: Brake pressure switch tech

I think it also has something to do with the antilocks.
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Re: Brake pressure switch tech

I can't find the technical significance anywhere - only that it trips the dash lights when the brake pressure is unequal? I haven't tested the anti-lock system since I jumped the circuit, but so far I see no reason to spend the $30 for the dealer part.
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