So I've been doing some research, and have an idea. I found a gas and brake pedal assembly for a 2014 jeep Cherokee on eBay. Please refer to my picture
The part in the red circle is attached/part of the brake light switch (which appears bolted to the firewall). It's my understanding, when the brake pedal is pressed, the contact between the metal square (attached to the brake pedal) which is circled in green, and the rubbery-looking part circled in red is broken, thus causing the brake lights to turn on. When the brake pedal is released, the green circled part comes back into contact with the red circled part, causing the brake lights to go off.
The green circled part is not padded at all and the red circled part appears to be a rubbery/plastic maybe. What if some padding, like car washing sponge-like material was placed around the green circled part. Something like the material they used on old headphones or speakers... Something that gives, but is squishy. Just enough to dampen the noise, but not take up a lot of space. I must say, I have no idea if the piece circled in red has to touch metal or just be touching something/pushed in.
This makes sense to me, because when I pop my foot off the brake, I hear the "thud" noise from down around the brake pedal (like the 2 pieces coming back into contact quickly and forcibly), but if I let my foot off the brake slowly, it's silent. I know this noise has been documented on this thread and some others in his forum and other keep forums. This is different from the "squeaky" noise some others have mentioned. As far as the "clicking", that could be from relay in the switch of the brake booster itself.
Any other thoughts on this would be great!
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