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Brake lights stay on after car turned off

Just bought this car, needs work but runs great. Turned car off and turned off lights. Came out later to brake lights on and couldn't get them to turn off. While driving they stay on as well. Disco battery is what I'm doing in mean time. thanks!

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  • John Jan 22, 2013

    Ok, thank you for everyones input and advice. Because the brake/tail lights were staying on I figured it must have been a short,sensor or something a long those lines. As the majority of the responces had suggested, I followed up the brake pedal and found the switch that activates the brake light. When I pressed the pedal in I got a face full of plastic. So, since this car is about 22 yrs old I am fixing the little thing on the cheap. Here's how I made my repair.

    I use an extra old button from a rain coat, thick hard plastic. Drilled the center out to slightly larger than the switch then placed it in between the switch and brake. Brake lights turned off so sensor is good and all is right with the world. I used some electrical tape and secured it in place. It has been holding up well and has been a great story to tell people as it is an unusual but very effective fix.

    Hope you enjoyed my repair story and thank you again for taking the time to assist me with my car issue.



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There is a little stopper on the brake pedal that is missing you will need to get your VIN number and call your Honda dealer they should have it in stock. Put a little soap on it then snap in into the hole in the brake pedal where the stop light switch is. problem solved, good luck!

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SOURCE: Tail Lights & Brake Lights stay on even when car is turn off

the plastic round stopper most probably broke that is were the stoplight switch sits when not depressed easy fix find a washer small enough to block the hole were the original plastic stopper was making sure the washer aligns to the brake light switch and secure washer w/ zipties hope this helps.

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SOURCE: My tail lights stay on when I turn car off

It sounds like your brake pedal switch is not working right. Are the lights on all the time, or just when you turn ignition off? If the former, it is bad brake switch. If the latter, you likely have a bad ground located somewhere in the wiring harness.

Most vehicles have the switch located on a small plate next to the brake pedal arm. Follow the pedal up the arm and to the firewall. Along the way you should see a plunger style switch that looks like the one that you bought. It might also be found inside or next to the brake booster under the hood.

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SOURCE: Brake Lights Stay On When Car Is Off

Is it the brake light or the tail light? Does it go out when you pull back on the brake pedal?

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SOURCE: my tail lights and brake lights stay on even when ignition off

bad earth to lamp clusters usually when tow bar electrics fitted - or chaffed wired in lamp feed

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SOURCE: Brake light stays on after car is turned off.

Most likely the brake light switch located down on the brake pedal lever has either malfunctioned, or is out of adjustment, and when the brake pedal is in the "up" position the brake light switch should be fully depressed, and if it is not then dis-connect the wiring connector to the brake light switch and then turn the brake light switch in until it just fully depresses the brake light switch, and then tighten the locking nut(s) and reconnect the wire connector to the brake light switch, and then test to see that the brake lights are working properly.

If the brake light switch seems to be adjusted properly, then dis-connect the wiring connector to the brake light switch, and if the brake lights go out then replace the brake light switch and adjust it as described above.

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