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2001 Prius. Rear brake light sometimes comes on all on its own after the car is turned off. It's drained and ruined my starter battery. What could be causing hte problem?

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  • alb3rtg Aug 22, 2010

    I have pulled a couple of fuses, under the hood which kills the lights (as well as resets the clock, and makes it impossible to work the shifter). I now can use the car by pulling the two fuses when I turn it off, though that's a hassle. I have take the car to the dealer in the past, on this very problem, but they have not been able tot resolve it.

  • alb3rtg Aug 22, 2010

    A good answer has been posted, but still rather general. I am interested if I can get more specific advice for my Prius 2001.

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Hi, you probably have a bad switch or relay. Most likely the brake light switch is under the dash, mounted on a bracket near the arm that the brake pedal is mounted to.

I suggest you remove the wires from that switch and check the lights. If they are out, the switch is either defective of misadjusted. Reinstall the wires and operate the plunger on the switch manually. If the lights go out adjust the switch.

If they stay on with the switch disconnected it is probably a relay. Look for them in a black plastic box either under the dash or under the hood. Hopefully they will be labeled. Remove the relay. If the lights go out replace the relay, if they stay on it is most like a short and I wish you luck. The best advice I can off is to start tracing wires

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You need to diagnose the brake switch
most often it just needs an adjustment
other times replacement is needed

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