Dodge Journey: Removal

Two unique brake lamp switches are used in this vehicle, depending upon whether the vehicle was built during early or late production. These switches are not interchangeable. Both switches are illustrated and described elsewhere in this service information to assist in positive identification.

EARLY PRODUCTION

Lamps Lighting - Exterior
Fig. 62: Stop Lamp Switch Wiring Routing Clip, Brake Pedal Bracket, Stop Lamp Switch & Wiring Connector

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

2. If equipped, remove the silencer pad from below the steering column.

3. Locate the brake lamp switch (3) on the brake pedal support bracket (2) under the instrument panel.

4. Disconnect the wire harness connector (4) from the switch.

Lamps Lighting - Exterior
Fig. 63: STOP LAMP SWITCH REMOVAL

1. Rotate the brake lamp switch housing (2) counterclockwise about 30 degrees to align the tabs on the switch locking collar with the keyed hole in the brake pedal support bracket (1).

2. Pull the switch straight rearward from the keyed hole to remove it from the bracket.

3. Discard the removed brake lamp switch. The brake lamp switch self-adjusting plunger is a one time only feature. If the switch is removed from the bracket, it MUST be replaced with a new switch.

LATE PRODUCTION

Lamps Lighting - Exterior
Fig. 64: Brake Lamp Switch On Brake Pedal Support Bracket

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

2. If equipped, remove the silencer pad from below the steering column.

3. Locate the brake lamp switch (2) on the brake pedal support bracket (4) under the instrument panel.

4. Depress and hold the brake pedal in the depressed position.

5. Rotate the brake lamp switch housing (2) counterclockwise about 30 degrees to align the tabs on the switch locking collar with the keyed hole in the brake pedal support bracket.

6. Pull the switch straight rearward from the keyed hole to remove it from the bracket.

7. Release the brake pedal.

8. Disconnect the wire harness connector (1) from the switch.

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    Installation
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