Brake lights stay on


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Old 07-17-07, 10:06 PM
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Brake lights stay on

I have a 93 Prism and my brake lights stay on after the engine is off also. Paul, Did you get your problem fixed and how did you do it? Where is the switch/gromet located? Thanks.



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Old 07-18-07, 08:13 AM
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Sounds like the brake switch. The brake switch is located directly under the brake pedal.
 
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Old 07-18-07, 11:54 AM
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On some vehicles there is a small grommet or pad that the brake light switch plunger is supposed to touch. Sometimes the grommet/pad comes off so the plunger doesn't get activated when you release the brake pedal.
 
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Old 07-18-07, 12:20 PM
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Brake Lights stay on

Right on the money fellows! The broken grommet was on the floorboard and when i put my foot under the pedal and raised it up the lights went out. Its hard to see under there but im pretty sure where its missing from. Any suggestions on how to replace or repair it? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-18-07, 12:22 PM
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Not sure how it would be attached, but possible clean the area and use some contact cement or RTV.
 
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Old 07-18-07, 01:38 PM
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Brake lights stay on

Tow guy, After crawling in there i see how it works now. The only thing that broke off was the rubberish washer that made contact with and pressed the springloaded button in. I replaced the washer itself and its working great. I would have never figured out the problem without your help, Thanks!
 
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Old 07-19-07, 04:50 AM
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Always nice to cure something on the first try.
 
 

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