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Brake light stays on after car is turned off. Fix?

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Most likely the brake light switch located down on the brake pedal lever has either malfunctioned, or is out of adjustment, and when the brake pedal is in the "up" position the brake light switch should be fully depressed, and if it is not then dis-connect the wiring connector to the brake light switch and then turn the brake light switch in until it just fully depresses the brake light switch, and then tighten the locking nut(s) and reconnect the wire connector to the brake light switch, and then test to see that the brake lights are working properly.

If the brake light switch seems to be adjusted properly, then dis-connect the wiring connector to the brake light switch, and if the brake lights go out then replace the brake light switch and adjust it as described above.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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Honda uses a rubber plug on the brake pedal lever which is a common failiur point. you can either get another rubber plug or super glue a penny to the brake pedal

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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Check the brake light switch,it is up,on,the brake pedal.

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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george_tanne

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Hi, try removing the brake lamp switch wire which is located near the brake pedal then see if they go off if they do then your need to replace or adjust the switch o.k.
hope this help you.
George.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Assuming there is nothing wrong with the Brakes, and that the Brake Pedal does not have the "play" you describe:
There is a Push Brake Light Switch located up behind the Brake Pedal Arm. It is a Push actuated with a Plunger being pushed in activating the Brake Lights.
Follow the Brake Pedal Arm up into behind the Dash. The Switch is adjustable and removable. There are two nuts on this Switch, holding and securing the Switch to a bracket. The Switch itself screws in/out of the bracket after the nuts have been loosened.
Unplug the Switch.
The nuts need to be loosened.
The Switch in your case will need to be unscrewed out of the bracket moving the Plunger away from the Brake Pedal Arm.
In some cases this Plunger is already all the way OUT (with it plugged back in) and the Brake Lights will stay on. In this case the Switch has to be replaced. It will also need to be replaced if the plunger is stuck in the "in" position. The Plunger is retrned to the "out" position by a spring, which maybe malfunctioning.
WITH a helper looking at the Brake Lights and the Switch plugged back in:
Adjust (screw out) the Switch in the Bracket so that the Brake lights to go out. Again if the adjustment does not solve it, remove and replace this Switch.
Once that adjustment is complete, turn the locking nuts on the Switch - securing it in place.
This Switch is available at Autozone Part #80172 for about $15.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!



Posted on Jul 01, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Brake Lights Stay On When Car Is Off

Is it the brake light or the tail light? Does it go out when you pull back on the brake pedal?

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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It's probably a stuck brake light switch. Look around the brake pedal for the switch -- it could be dirty or broken or loose from its mount and jammed against something.

Posted on May 04, 2009

Richard Delahant

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Check the brake light switch, under dash near the top of the brake pedal, it might be faulty.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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