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REAR TAIL LIGHTS STAY ON

TAIL LIGHTS STAY ON EVEN WHEN THE CAR IS OFF. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?

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  • jkelley Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same problem but I can't find the brake light switch, can you tell me where its located, I looked everywhere.

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the brake light switch on the brake pedal is stuck closed grounding the circuit and leaving the tail lights on.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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This happened to my 92 Trecel once before. There is a small round piece of rubber
attached to the back of your brake pedal at the point where the brakelight switch contacts
the pedal.

The rubber disc has fallen off, and the switch is making contact with metal where it is supposed to touch the rubber. So its in effect grounded. Therefore, the brake lights will not go off. Find yourself some piece of rubber to glue onto the pedal where the brakelight switch contacts the pedal and it will be fixed.

If this happens to you, look around on the floorboard and Im sure you will find pieces of that rubber disc im talking about.
Thats how you will know if thats the problem.

Ive seen this happen on my friends Honda too. And I immediately knew what was wrong. He fixed it right up.

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SOURCE: with the ignition off, the rear tail lights won't turn off

hiya if the rear lights are remaining on ? with no ignition it will be the brake lights staying on this is easily remendied/ checked by trypulling the brake pedal up by hand and see if lights go off ? if so then you will need to adjust the b/light switch which is positioned adjacent to pedal and can be screwed inwards towards the pedal untill the plunger on switch is pushed into the switch which puts lights off ensure pedal is fully up then adjust switch reconnect the wire/plug and press pedal slightly to ensure b/lights operate ok and then go off with pedal released ? on hyundai the brakelights do not req ignition on to operate hence more likely problem is as above good luck

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SOURCE: park and tail lights stay on even when car is turned off

brake light switch malfunction.check on pedal

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: tail lights stay on when car is off

Check this 1st.With the car running,turn on the headlights.If the taillight gets brighter,it's the brakelight that is staying on.Turn the headlights off to see if that then makes it less bright.If so.try lifting the brake pedal up.If the taillights go out,it is the brakelight sensor switch that is hooked up to the brake pedal.This is a small pushswitch,located at the top of the brake pedal in the inside of the car.It will have 2 wires connected to it.It either needs adjusting or is faulty.Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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

you need a brake light stop switch. it is located on the brake pedal at the top. really easy to change out.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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Check the brake light switch attached to the top of the brake pedal. (It will be up under the dash and might be hard to see.) This switch activates the brake lights when the brake pedal moves or allows to move a button on the switch. If the switch gets out of position, the brake lights might not operate properly.

Another possibility is that the switch is bad.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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