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Tail light troubleshooting

Brake light stay on but when u hit the brakes the lights go off

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Brake light cabling and circuitry is very simple. Is one of the few systems in a car that does not go through a relay. Most common problems with brake lights are cause by defective brake light bulbs. What happens is that one of the two filaments burns out and it touches the adjacent filament. When this happens, all sorts of strange behaviors happen.

I would recommend replacing both (all) brake light bulbs. If the problem continues, next suspect is a frayed cable from the brake light switch at the brake pedal.

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Check the brake light switch above the brake pedal

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maybe the float is stuck down in our master cylinder hit the oil container gently to freeup float or defectif switch on repartision valve hope it help fixya our post thanks pierre

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it could be related the connector cables thats bridging your lights and your brakes????

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SOURCE: brake lights staying on

There is a button on the break pads if you will check undernethe it and maybe the button stock if you need to replace it do so or just splray a wd40 so that it will stock.

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SOURCE: 2002 Hyundai Sonata brake lights stuck on.

There was a recall on hyundai sonata's for brake light switch. Call a hyundai dealership.

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