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My 1994 Toyota Corolla's brake lights wouldn't go off , I didn't know what to do so I think that the battery died. What caused the brake lights to stay on? Thanks

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  • Zaraki Sep 06, 2010

    Locate the brake light switch down on the brake pedal lever and dis-connect the wire connector to the brake light switch and then do the brake lights go out?

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Most likely, your brake light switch is sticking on. Usually this switch is located on the brake pedal arm, where the pushrod connects to the arm about four inches above the foot pedal.

Usually, there is a small spring clip that holds all this together, pull that out and pull the pushrod to the side, the switch should drop off. It has two wires attached to it, unplug those and take it to the auto parts store.

Plug the new one in, put it over the end of the pushrod and put all that back on the arm. There may be some washers on either side of it also. Put the spring clip back in, and you should be done. Test the lights to see that they work correctly.

If you don't want to attempt this yourself, it should be an inexpensive repair at the shop (maybe $50 or so).

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