Will a bad brake pedal stop light switch cause a car not to start?

Asked by Sep 27, 2015 at 12:03 PM about the 1998 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I try to start my 1998 FWD Camry LE, all it will do it click. The battery,
starter & fuses all check out OK. I have been told it could be the brake pedal
stop light switch. Is the correct?

3 Answers


no................ first of all it is turning over and just not firing off ??????????????

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If you hear a "CLICK" when you attempt to start this vehicle....you apparently have a cranking circuit problem. You really need a DVOM(Digital Volt Ohm Meter) to effectively trouble shoot this issue. Having said that....try using a jump start procedure to rule out a discharged battery....or...a bad connection at the battery. If the vehicle will not crank over with a proper Jump Start....you may have a bad starter motor..or...a bad connection in this cranking circuit.


Like Lastchance said, put a set of jumpers on it and hold the key to the start position. As you hold the key to the start position, have someone rap on the starter with a hammer. Odds are the car will suddenly turn over. If it does, you have a bad starter and are in need of a new one. Try that and see if it fires up. Post back with results.

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