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Brake lights stay on when car turn off

Some type of electrical problem , brake lights stay on until fuse is removed

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I had this same issue on my 97 Honda Accord SE, but when I changed the Brake Light Safety Switch, the problem was not solved! Turns out the small blue plastic "pin" that presses on the brake light safety switch when the pedal is not being pressed, was broken off and could not put pressure on the brake light safety switch.. I had to rig it up so that it would work until I could go get myself a new brake pedal and have it put on. ( new pedal needed because that pin and its housing are one peice with the whole brake pedal.)

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  1. Remove the driver's side instrument panel trim panel/sound insulator.
  2. Detach the switch electrical connector.
  3. Remove the switch from the retainer by grasping it, turning the switch 90° counterclockwise, and pulling it toward the rear of the car.

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The brake light switch (3) is mounted on the brake pedal support (1) and secured with a retainer (2)

To install:
  1. Insert the brake light switch into the retainer until the switch body seats on the retainer.
  2. Pull the brake pedal upward against the internal pedal stop.
  3. Turn the switch 90° clockwise in order to lock it into position.

NOTE Proper switch adjustment is achieved when no clicks are heard as the pedal is pulled upward and when the brake lights do not stay on without brake application.


  1. Attach the switch electrical connector and test the switch for proper adjustment.
  2. Adjust the brake light switch, as follows:
    1. Detach the switch electrical connector.
    2. Remove the switch from the retainer by turning it counterclockwise 45°, and pulling it toward the rear of the car.
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    4. Snap the switch into the retainer by turning it clockwise 45° until a click is heard.
  3. Attach the switch electrical connector.
  4. Install the hush panel/sound insulator.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  • 1 Remove the negative terminal on the battery using a wrench. Look up under the dash and follow the brake pedal arm up to the switch. Pinch the tabs and pull the electrical plug out of the brake light switch.
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