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My brake lights won't turn off and the brakes are not engaged

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Check the switch above the petal. It should be pushed all the way in contacting the petal's arm when the brake is not applied.

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Bad brake light switch on brake pedal. Sometimes there is a plunger that hits a pad and the pad becomes brittle and breaks. No pad to hit, brake lights stay on.

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The brake light switch may be bad, or the brake pedal is not coming back enough to turn the switch off, look up under the dash where the brake brake is, and you may see if the pedal is depressing the switch properly.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: BRAKE light comes on occasionally - parking brake not engaged.

check your brake fluid it is more then likely low.You might need brakes as when they wear they take up brake fluid as the piston extends to make up for the worn pad material.

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SOURCE: 2007 Mini Cooper Convertible Brake Lights

Sounds to me like the brake light switch is shorted and needs to be replaced. The brake light switch should be under the knee bolster above the brake pedal. Go to your nearest dealer and get a brake light switch and swap it out.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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It should be your brake light switch. There is a little plate welded to the arm of the pedal that has a hole with a rubber stopper. The rubber stopper is most likely missing, or damaged. You should be able to take a flashlight and see the plate and the switch. If the hole is plugged up, you will need the brake light switch, if not, replace the plug.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake light on dash won't turn off.

I just had my brakes done (all 4 rotors replaced and brake shoes) on my 99 Camry, and when I took it for a test drive, the Brake light was on. The way I got rid of it was by disconnecting the battery for a minute or 2. It reset whatever was causing it to stay on.

Hope this helps.

Ed

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: no light on dash when parking brake engaged

ther is a micro-switch on the park brake linkage and it is either defective or out of adjustment.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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