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bobforman
post Jun 13 2018, 11:35 PM
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Brake lights are staying on all the time. Any suggestions where I should start first.
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post Jun 14 2018, 07:04 AM
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QUOTE (bobforman @ Jun 13 2018, 11:35 PM) *
Brake lights are staying on all the time. Any suggestions where I should start first.

Check the brake switch on the pedal assembly bracket.
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bobforman
post Jul 17 2018, 04:55 PM
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Brake lights staying on with ignition on even with connection to brake light switch unplugged. As I recall, the switch is the ground, meaning I've got a complete circuit with or without the switch in play. I've had the car ten years and I'm guessing they've been this was since the start. Any suggestions? There is just one switch isn't there; the one screwed into the side of the master cylinder?
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Dr. 914
post Jul 18 2018, 10:12 AM
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1. are you sure it is the brake lights that are on
2. if so have you checked the wiring to the rear tail light bodies
3. if all of this checks out, you probably have a melted wire giving power to the wire

QUOTE (bobforman @ Jul 17 2018, 05:55 PM) *
Brake lights staying on with ignition on even with connection to brake light switch unplugged. As I recall, the switch is the ground, meaning I've got a complete circuit with or without the switch in play. I've had the car ten years and I'm guessing they've been this was since the start. Any suggestions? There is just one switch isn't there; the one screwed into the side of the master cylinder?

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post Jul 20 2018, 10:39 PM
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Occam's razor is correct again. The switch at the pedal was bent to the side and not engaging when the brake was released. How it was pushed aside I'll never know but talyspin46 was correct. Figuring out the wiring diagram will have to wait 'til the next malfunction. Thanks.
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post Jul 21 2018, 10:36 AM
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yup did not make sense, except for the brake light switch, but of course you said you checked it


QUOTE (bobforman @ Jul 20 2018, 11:39 PM) *
Occam's razor is correct again. The switch at the pedal was bent to the side and not engaging when the brake was released. How it was pushed aside I'll never know but talyspin46 was correct. Figuring out the wiring diagram will have to wait 'til the next malfunction. Thanks.

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