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Switch Location Edit

The cruise control cancelling switch is located on the brake pedal arm adjacent to the separate brake light switch. On vehicles with a clutch, another switch will be located on the clutch pedal shaft.

Locating brake switches is pretty much the same process on practically every vehicle made. It's a simple process of locating a familiar landmark (the brake pedal itself) and following a well-marked trail (the arm that the pedal is mounted on) to the destination (the switch). As an example, watch this video of a brake light/cruise control switch being replaced on a Chevy Tahoe. Starting at 0:57, the guy says "So basically you got the brake pedal. Simply follow it up and there's the switch right there."

Switch Characteristics Edit

The switch has a two-wire connection that breaks continuity when the brake pedal is depressed. It also has a vacuum line connection. This vacuum line opens to the atmosphere when the brake pedal is depressed. The switch body threads into a swedged clip through a metal bracket rather than a properly threaded nut.

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The old switch in the process of being removed. The body of the switch is rotated counterclockwise to unthread it from the clip.

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In this photo the CC switch is absent. The clip into which the switch will be threaded can be seen in the space next to the brake light switch.

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The top part of the clip can be seen.

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New vs. old. A little white rubber bumper came off.

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Switch installed, wiring and vacuum hooked up.

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A view of the switches after removing ctr console.

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Crop of previous photo.