Brake light always on

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Old 11-20-20, 02:12 PM
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Brake light always on

We just got a 2002 Jeep Wrangler and when the brakes are pushed the Brake lights stay on. If you put your foot under the brake pedal and pull up on the brake pedal the brake lights come off. What us the fix for this?
 
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Old 11-20-20, 03:07 PM
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Might need to replace the brake light switch.
 
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Old 11-20-20, 03:24 PM
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If there is a brake pedal return spring it may be weak. Does the brake switch have any adjustment relative to the brake pedal? If so, adjust it.
 
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Old 11-20-20, 03:26 PM
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The brake light switch is above/around the brake pedal.
 
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Old 11-20-20, 03:56 PM
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Thanks

Thanks, itís almost impossible to see up in there.
 
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Old 11-20-20, 06:09 PM
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I agree...... Break light switch.
 
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Old 11-23-20, 05:01 AM
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How can the problem be the brake light switch when the OP states it turns brake lights on and off?
 
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Old 11-23-20, 05:21 AM
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Because the brake light switch attaches to a mount that positions the button at the brake peddle arm. The arm actually touches the button on the brake light switch if I remember correctly. The brake light switch has a spring in it that holds the brake peddle up (the peddle has ever so little slack that allows it to rest on the switch). Over time the spring in the switch gets week & wont hold up the brake peddle arm so the "ever so little" slack allows the brake peddle to push the button down, causing the brake lights to come on. Hence, if he holds up the brake peddle, the lights go out.
Replace the brake light switch... which has a new strong spring in it.... and it will hold the brake peddle up so it wont push the button down & cause the brake light to come on.
 
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Old 11-27-20, 07:01 AM
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The switch may also be adjustable as to position. Might just need a little fine tuning.
 
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