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There is a spring on the brake pedal that activates a switch that makes the brake lights go off. spring or brake on off switch may need to be replaced

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the switch under the break pedal is stuck you probably have to replace

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SOURCE: 1990 geo prizm brake lights only work when car is off

Some vehicles only allow the brake lights to work when the ignition is turned on and control this via a relay which may have failed so the function is reversed allowing them to work only with the ignition off. Relays can 'weld' their contacts together causing them to become non-operational.Check in the central (if so equipped) fuse/relay box; if you are lucky the cover will have a diagram of the fuses and relays.If so, locate the relay for brakes, check the part number on it, exchange it with the same part number from a different function and try (while parked) to see if this has cured the problem by turning the ignition on, tapping the brake pedal to see if they now respond.If so, the original brake relay is bad.

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Idle drops when i turn on lights or brake

GEO what, must we guess the car.
and then with that we guess 10 engines? really?
all we know brett is its a GEO XXXXX
1993 (other post, discloses its a 1993 and NOTHING else.)

what year did it last run ok. 1994?
ever heard of a cell phone camera and post a photo of car
and one of engine.


Apr 24, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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95 geo tracker will not start

do you mean , no crank or no start? I'll guess at cranks ok , no start.
you stated, Ign. term is dead, that is not the Suzuki name.
my guess is this car is a 16valve MPI 1.6L Suzuki, G16B
and this car is EFI.
and this car has 3 power fuses for the ECU, 3.
if IG-fuse is above the right knee, replace that.
use a volt meter on both pins if fuse, see 12v, key on>?
I guess the CEL lamp dont glow key on, showing a DEAD ECU?
The Cel must glow, if not, its burned out,or ECU has no power. etc.
ever possible no start is here.

Apr 01, 2013 | 1995 Geo Tracker

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Brake lights staying on when car is turned off 1990 geo prism

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 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).

Mar 29, 2012 | 1990 Geo Prizm

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1990 geo prizm brake lights only work when car is off

in front were the brake is try to c if there is a guage like a small little wire

Nov 16, 2011 | 1990 Geo Prizm

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1998 GEO METRO. When I turn my lights to the "on," position, the headlights do not work. However, in this position, i do have all other lights on the back of my car. WHEN the lights are turned...

This happened to my 98 metro. It was a broken wire under the dash near the brake pedal. I guess i hit it enough with my big fat foot enough to make it break eventually. It started of as a flickering of the lights at it made intermittent contact as it was slowly breaking.

I soldered it back together and put some heat shrink tubing over the solder joint.

Jul 04, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Metro

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My 1992 Geo Storm 2S brake lights will not cut off even when car is turned off.

Have peak above the brake peddle. You will find the brake light switch. The switch has popped up too far. Adjust the switch.

Jun 09, 2011 | 1993 Geo Storm

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I'm having an unusual problem with a 1990 Geo Prizm. When I step on the brake the brake light comes on in the rear. When I turn on the lights the brake light goes out if I'm holding the brake pedal down....

Make sure you have the right bulbs in the right place...Sometimes they will fit, even though they are not right...Your brake light bulb should be a two filiment bulb...If it is one , then there goes your problem...Now if your bulbs are interchangable, go ahead an swap them around, and see what happens...Goodluck....

Dec 11, 2009 | 1990 Geo Prizm

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The brake lights are on 24/7 even with the car turned off but every thing else works the blinkers the head lights and so on

there should be a switch under the brake pedal that activates the lights. It could be stuck on. They are fairly inexpensive to buy, however can be difficult to replace. Took me over an hour last time I replaced one.

Oct 28, 2009 | 1993 Geo Storm

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My 92 GEO Prizm break light stay on. I broke hard this morning but after I turned off my car the lights remained on. HELP!

try pulling up on the brake pedal or smackin it s few times,it sounds like u need a new brake light switch

Sep 05, 2009 | Geo Prizm Cars & Trucks

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