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Brakelights stay on

No apparent brake problem

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    gwfarmer42 Jan 26, 2013

    The brake switch had come loose from it's bracket. After reinstalling the switch all my problems were solved. The abs and brake lights on the dash went out. The brake lights worked properly and the cruse control worked. Thank you for your help!

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Look under the dashboard and find your brake pedal. Now stand on your head and look up under the dashboard the the metal brackets between the brake pedal and the speedometer.
You will see some brake light switches (probably 2 or 3) that work when you push the brake pedal.
These are probably made of :"inexpensive":plastic and they break if you will cross your eyes just right.
One of those switches is likely loose or broken and is staying "on".

Those switches work so:
When you push the brake pedal, a plunger extends turning the lights on.
When you let go the pedal, the plunger retracts into the switch, turning the lights off.
Be Blessed

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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Are you talking about the brake lights in the back, or the brake warning light on the dash ?
If the warning light is on, have you checked the fluid level in the master cylinder ? Is the parking brake on ?

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

Testimonial: "The brake switch had come loose from it's bracket. Reinstalled. Problem solved. Thanks everyone for your help!"

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    gwfarmer42 Jan 24, 2013

    The dash abs and brake lights are both on. Both tail lights stay on also. I haven't had time to check the brake switch yet. I have to dicS connect the battery. Cable to save the battery.

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    Stephen Jan 24, 2013

    Sounds like the brake switch on the pedal then. If the switch is on and you are moving, the ABS warning light will come on because it thinks the rear wheels are in a skid.

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