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Brake lights stay on unless you manually lift pedal

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Check the return spring on the brake pedel if its broken or stretched change it

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you need to adjust or replace the brake light switch found on the upper part of the brake pedal

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If the brake lights are staying on when you shut the car off, they are staying on when you are driving too. The easiest way to repair this would be to attach a spring to the brake pedal and run it up to one of the steel braces under the dash. It needs to be heavy enough to pull the pedal back but not so heavy as to make braking difficult. Initially you could probably use a bungee cord to sort out how heavy a spring you would need but I wouldn't trust the cord too long. They can stretch and break without warning. You will likely have to drill a hole in the brake pedal arm to attach the spring. Hope this helps.

I ran a car this way for a couple years without any trouble but I don't remember where I got the spring. The wire for the spring was about 1mm thick and the coil was big enough to slide a pencil into it. Hope this helps.

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SPRING BROKEN ON PEDAL RETURN >> OR JUST JUMPED OFF RAIL !!

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I'd have to check the stop lamp switch. It should be activated by the brake pedal arm. W/o being able to look at your vehicle at your vehicle, I can't tell you how to get at it? The lite green wire in diagram should not be hot unless you press the brake pedal. If you lift up on brake pedal does the brake lamp go out? If it does go out, maybe you can adjust brake switch, possible problem with brake switch or connector?
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I have a 1991 firebird brake lights stay on after i turn off enginei can manual lift brake pedal and they stay off but i have to prop a stick under pedal so it stay off. please help its driving me...


If the brake lights are staying on when you shut the car off, they are staying on when you are driving too. The easiest way to repair this would be to attach a spring to the brake pedal and run it up to one of the steel braces under the dash. It needs to be heavy enough to pull the pedal back but not so heavy as to make braking difficult. Initially you could probably use a bungee cord to sort out how heavy a spring you would need but I wouldn't trust the cord too long. They can stretch and break without warning. You will likely have to drill a hole in the brake pedal arm to attach the spring. Hope this helps.

I ran a car this way for a couple years without any trouble but I don't remember where I got the spring. The wire for the spring was about 1mm thick and the coil was big enough to slide a pencil into it. Hope this helps.

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mcdevito75 here, Are you sure your haedlite switch is off, if it"s on your brake lite will also stay on. However it could be the brake light switch out of adjustment. It"s located on the brake pedal, with your foot behind the brake pedal gently lift up on the brake pedal and see if the brake lights go out if they do or even if they don"t, have yoyr local shop check it out.

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Brake light not turning off it is either a contact or the brake light switch that need replacement. In your case , if brake lights go off playing with the pedal , that means that the switch must be replaced. The brake light switch it is usually located behind the pedal and gets activated when you push the brake pedal.

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