Brake lights won't stay on when pedal is depressed. They go on for a second or two then go off. Problem seems intermittent. Parking lights, turn signal and BU lights appear to work normal. Just brake light issue. Thanks for any help.
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If you follow up the brake pedal towards the steering column, you will see the switch.The switch can be at the front of the pedal or at the back of the pedal. It's not a difficult replacement, it's just hard to lay on your back in that small space and do the job. The part costs about $10.00. The question I have is why are you looking to replace? The faults are usually brake lights stay on which will kill your battery , or switch is bad and brake lights don't come on when pedal is depressed. I would first check for blown fuses, and blown bulbs. If you need any additional help please get back to me. GOOD LUCK FREIND.
Check the adjustment on the brake light switch which is mounted to the brake pedal lever assembly. Chances are is that it is out of adjustment and needs to be replaced.you can manually depress the plunger on the switch(as if your foot was off of the pedal) to see if the lights turn off. When your foot is off the brake pedal it is supposed to depress the plunger on the switch causing an open circuit (it won't allow voltage to pass through to the brake lights).
on your brake pedal yuo have a switch to turn off the brake lights when not in use and when depressed turns on yuor brake lights. i would suggest either trying to adjust them on the pedal and if not replace the switch.
Look up under drivers side dash on brake pedal arm. The arm should be depressing the switches slightly. Is the brake pedal coming all the way back up? There are small rubber nubbers, either on the switches or the arm that may have come off, and now the arm won't touch the switch, leaving the brake lights on. The rubber nubber may be laying on the floorboard.
There's a little switch attached to your brake pedal, (In my old 9000 it was about halfway up above the pedal itself, haven't had that problem with my 9-3.... yet;) that can get gummed up and stick, making intermittent contact and also holding the lights on without pressure.
I just got up in there and cleaned it out really well with some WD-40. That seemed to exorcise the evil brake spirits pretty decently.