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Brake lights won't go off

Old 05-05-2007, 07:01 PM
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Default RE: Brake lights won't go off

The brake light switch is stuck in open (non-extended position). When you press the brake pedal a spring in the switch is supposed to move the switch to closed position. I fixed the same problemon my 97 Acura TL by spraying the switch liberally w/ WD40. A good thing, since I couldn't see how to access the switch to replace. Hopefully your's will yield to this simple remedy.

good luck
Old 05-05-2007, 10:05 PM
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Default RE: Brake lights won't go off

Is the switch properly adjusted?
Old 05-06-2007, 01:30 AM
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Default RE: Brake lights won't go off

Those switches have been known to break.

Or... Look for a missing bumper of sorts that's attached to the pedal arm & it's supposed to push in the switch when the pedal is not pressed down.
Old 08-21-2017, 09:53 AM
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I just had the same problem...
Thank goodness my wife saw the lights on if not this morning it was going to be a dead battery and late to work!
I read this post and sure enough I found the plastic switch in pieces on the floor mat.
Now I know what to do.
Thank you guys for all this great posts!
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