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Rear brake lights always on

For the last week the rear brake lights on our 1992 Diahatsu applause 4 door hatch won't turn off including the eye level indicator in the rear window. It is not a head lights issue as they work correctly, and pushing the brake peddle does nothing as well. I have checked for relays there are none, I have tried disconnecting all wires connected to the brake master cylinder again nothing

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  • c_j_adams Feb 10, 2009

    Thats what conclusion I came to as well do you know where the sensor switch is as it is not connected to the master cyliner at all

    Thanks Craig

  • billdog_11 Feb 22, 2009

    I am experiencing the same problem, My brake lights are staying on I thought it might be that the brake switch got stuck so I popped my head under the dash to take a look but I could not find where the switch would be. It looked as though brake arm continued far beyond the brake cylinder and that the brake switch is well up into the dash board, beyond my reach. I don't think I want to start taking my dash apart - maybe if it was an old Holden.
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  • billdog_11 May 11, 2010

    Hey I had my neighbour check out the brake lights - he is a mechanic. All he had to do was make some adjustments to the brake arm and brake switch and she was working. So if you are getting your brakes light looked at - make sure you tell who ever you are taking it to to start there.

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Classic brake switch problem. Easy fix switch under brake peddle unplug wire f ROM clip and its like a switch with little button on top. Switch may b fine. Had same problem and there's a rubber bushing inside that just wears out after yrs of use. 5-10 min fix. Let me know if worked for you or not. Thx.

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I had the same problem with my applause ! At the top of the brake peddle there is a switch that turns the lights off when you release the brake peddle ! It is not connected to the peddle itself , but on the peddle is a hole at the top that is supposed to have an adjustable plastic bolt in there that pushes the switch in when you release the brake , switching the lights off ! If this has Broken & is missing , there is nothing to push on the switch & your lights stay on ! I just found a small steel screw I could tightly scew into the hole on the brake peddle , so it would make contact with the switch & problem fixed !

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The brake lights are operated by a switch under the brake pedal. It is fail safe, so if the switch has come loose it will bring the lights on.

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You have a badbrake light switch

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