Dodge Journey: Adjustments

ADJUSTMENT - LATE PRODUCTION TYPE ONLY

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 and, only the late production type switch can be readjusted following initial installation using this adjustment procedure. If the early production type switch requires readjustment for any reason, it must be replaced with a new switch. Both switches are illustrated and described elsewhere in this service information to assist in positive identification.

WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service.

This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

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

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

4. Pull the brake lamp switch plunger all the way out of the switch housing to its fully extended position.

CAUTION: Brake booster damage may occur if the brake pedal pull exceeds about 9 kilograms (20 pounds).

5. Release the brake pedal. Then pull the pedal lightly upward to its normal at-rest position. The pedal will set the plunger to the correct position as the pedal pushes the plunger into the switch housing. The switch plunger will make a light audible ratcheting noise as it self-adjusts.

6. If equipped, reinstall the silencer pad below the steering column.

7. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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