Dash "BRAKE" light not eliminating when the hand brake is pulled
Just purchased my second Jeep, an 01 V8 limited and of course it has a few gremlins.. It failed MD inspection for a few items including the dash "BRAKE" light not eliminating when the hand brake is pulled.
Here is what I know: When you insert the key and turn it all the lights on the instrument cluster eliminate including the “BRAKE” light, so I know the bulb isn’t burned out. I do know the blend box was recently replaced and was leaning toward pulling the center console out and checking the connection to the switch on the hand brake. Are there any relays to check/replace or any other ideas.
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is this light on the dash the same one that iluminates when you engage the hand brake" if so it may be a faulty micro switch that operates when hand brake is applied they are useually located at the base of the leaver.. hope this helps. regards steve..
Pull on your parking lights to see if they come on in the back.If the parking lights work and you still don't have brake lights then I would try replacing the brake switch and check all of your fuses just to eliminate any question of it being a fuse.The brake switch is located under the dash attached to the brake pedal.Also check the bulbs to also eliminate them.it sounds like your brake switch is bad.
No, but did you check the brake switch above the pedal? If not, try pulling the connector off the switch and shorting the connector terminals together using a paper clip. If this turns the brakes on, your switch is either not adjusted right or needs to be replaced.
Good Evening, the first place to start is to look down by your brake pedal and pull it up and see if your brake light goes off. (this is of course assuming it is your brake light behind the vehicle) If it is the brake light on the dash check your brake fluid level and be sure that is full ( on the minivans this is the #1 cause I run into for the light being on the dash). However if it is your rear brake lights suspect your brake switch up under the dash attatched to a bracket by the pedal. Hope this helps whichever way it is. Thanks, Joey
Most likely the fuse, if the fuse is good, then check the brake light switch, that is under the dash, near the top of the brake pedal.
Press on the brake pedal with your hand and see if the button is popping out, if not, tap on it and see if it pops out, if not, replace it.
There is a switch under your dash,behind your brake pedal,to recognise this,it is usually black,and has wires to it,if you push the brake pedal in with your hand try to see a pin that slides in,and out when you release the pedal a few times. The switch is bad,or it is not making contact with the brake pedal.
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a couple of questions for you to get us started. first is the brake lights the only lights that dont work or are all the rear lights out? second have you checked the brake light switch? you will want to check both places the switch and the fuse. if the fuse is blown then there is a reason now we have to find that reason. usually the brake switch is the reason. i believe this switch is located on the brake pedal arm up inside the dash. you can buy a new one for less then 20 bucks usually of course depends where you buy it. just an easy plug and play swap. i would also check the lightbulbs and connectors at the lights. good luck and let me know what you find