Question about 1985 Oldsmobile Ciera
Brake lights or parking lights staying on after turned off
There is a button on your brake pedal lever that while braking gets depressed, and turns on your brake lights. Now this component is a plastic piece that can get knocked loose rather simply. You either need to re-secure this component, or replace it
(you can get this part at any junk yard for nothing more than some pocket change)
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Get under the dash ad look at your brake pedal lever. You will see a stop light switch that screww into a bracket with a 'button' sticking out of it. if pulling up on the brake pedal (even slightly) solves your problem, then the switch needs adjusting closer to the brake lever. If adjusting does not stop problem then replacement of brake light switch may be required.
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: Parking brake light stays on.
Do you have a separate parking brake light and a "regular" brake light? Most vehicles only have one light, it illuminates when the parking brake is set, but it also illuminates when the system detects a failure anywhere in the brake system.
You could have a separate light for the anti-lock brake system (ABS ).
Your description of a light that is on till you apply the brakes is usually a sign of some sort of system brake failure. Start with brake fluid level, then inspect the brakes at each wheel, looking for a leak.
If nothing detected there, then you likely have something more serious. (Master brake cyclinder bad, possible something in the ABS brakes, etc.)
Others may disagree, but I would suggest not driving the vehicle (except to a mechanic) until this is corrected.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Replace rear brake pads. If that doesn't help, remove the plastic console around the parking brake lever and adjust the pull on the lever. It's probably so loose that it's trigger the light.
This is not normal, looks like someone accidentally drove several miles with the brake on.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
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