Hey Everyone. Need some assistance in adjusting my brake pedal.
I’ve noticed that sometimes my brake lights stay on. I get them to turn off by placing my foot below the brake pedal and pulling up on it. I figured I just needed to adjust the brake switch.
After poking around my car and reading over the service manual, I discovered that the switch at the top of the brake pedal is not the brake light switch. In the service manual it is labeled “Switch-Regenerative Brake”. I’ve confirmed that it does not control my brake lights by manually pushing on the plunger of the switch.
According to the service manual, my brake lights are activated by the “switch-brake pressure” that is mounted to the side of the master cylinder. It has orange/red and Brown/dark blue wires going to it.
In the service manual, in section 4-9 (page 36 of 142) it talks about a “return spring” that forces the pedal (and push rod) back to its original position. However, my setup does not have a return spring anywhere that I can see. I also found this post which also talks about a brake pedal return spring and how it was even updated according to a Gem bulletin:
If I pull up on my brake pedal, it moves about half an inch. That half inch of play could be eliminated by a return spring. I just have no idea what it looks like or where it goes. Even the parts diagram does not show a return spring:
Can anyone please provide any info on how to remove the play from the brake pedal? Is it done by adjusting the rod going into the master cylinder? Or am I simply missing a return spring? Any help/info/pics/guidance would be great appreciated.
Thanks in advance!