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Car tail light burning with all switches put to off. Ultimately, I had to remove the battery

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Check the brake switch its located on the top of the brake pedal arm up under the dash make sure the plunger is coming back out so the light will go off, brake lights will work with the car in the off position, so thats whats probably stuck on , to check this ,, pull the fuse for the brake lights, Its in the fuse location along with the turn signal fuse also

Posted on May 28, 2011

  • Michael Foley Jun 17, 2012

    Just had this issue myself on my 1998 Sonata. I discovered that the brake light button (for lack of a better name) had deteriorated and broken apart and fallen off. The button is located on the brake pedal arm under the dash directly opposite the brake light switch. The button is what actually presses against the switch to depress it and turn on the brake lights when the brake pedal is not depressed. If the button has cracked and either completely on partly fallen off there is nothing to push against the switch to depress it to turn off the lights. If this has happened recently you will likely find pieces of the button on the floor beneath the brake pedal.

    I fixed this problem myself using a clothes button of the similar thickness (actually i used two buttons as I'll explain). The button is attached to a metal plate that extends out from the brake pedal opposite the switch. There is a hole in the middle of the plate (the orginal button had a stem on the back that seated the button and held it in place. I used a piece of wire feed through the button I was using to work with the switch and would be mount on the face of the plate. I gave the wire one twist to hold it snuggly to the button. I feed the wire through the hole in the plate. I then used the second button on the backside of the plate to hold the front button in place. I did this by feeding the wire through the holes in the second button and twisting the wire to hold it in place.

    I do not know the actual part name for this button and todate have not been able to locate a replacement button.



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SOURCE: 2001 cherokee xj. Tail lights and dash light fuse

if the fuse keeps on blowing it is because of too much current being used by the lights you may have a bare wire in the trunk touching something causing a short circuit or one of the tail lights may be damaged if you have had something in the trunk EG. a tool box or the like that has been moving around while you have been traveling,you need to check for any damage to the lights or wiring.....hope this helps......cheers.

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