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Old 10-02-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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I need some help with brake lights

first off i have 2005 2.0l SS. Now my prob. I tried to change my pedals to aftermarket (momo), half finished when i relized just my third brake light was on didnt really think much about it at the time. Just disconected the batt. while i finished cutting the gas pedal (which i had removed, im sure this has caused my prob.) Re installed gas pedal thinking this would make everything normal, but thats not the case!. right now my thrid brake light is on and will NOT turn OFF !! I have no brake lights when i step on the brake? does not matter if car is running or off, keys in ignition or not, third brake light will not go off? plz any ideas on what ive done or how to fix? thanks

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did you mess with your brake switch at all when you were under there? Also check behind the insulation and everything where you bolted the pedal back up to see if you pinched any wires. Sounds like you have a short somewhere. Check your brake light fuse and make sure it's not blown
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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brake light fuse is good, when headlights are on tail lights work just dont get brighter when i step on the brake. If it was the brake light switch would'nt all the brake lights be stuck on ? But it would go off when the car was turned off i think? THIS THING WILL NOT GO OUT unless i disconect the batt? im confused
yes if it was the brake light switch they would all be on unless the second filiment in the bulbs is burnt out so only the thrid brake light is showing, it happened to me in my neon (my first car) from the brake lights being on so long the ones on the ends burnt out from the heat they created and just the third on worked haha

so replace those bulbs and if there all on then the brake light switch is stuck

hope that helps any

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Im at work right now will check the blubs when i get home, has anyone changed there brake light switch? is there any tips or tricks i should know? Just in case i find myself changing this tonight.
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it has to be a spinched wire or the brake light swich...or you could have hit something(pinched wire or something to the the brake light switch react) that jolted electricity to the brake lights and instead of blowing the fuse it fried the second filament on the lights since they come on when you turn the headlight on but dont change when pressing on the brake pedal anyway goodluck figuring it out and keep up posted on what caused this to happen
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CHECK THE BLINKER FLUID!!!


But seriously, I agree with the burnt out bulbs and a stuck/shorted switch
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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Topped up fluid first did not help, but good call lol Will update this when i solve the problem. But for now im sitting at work stewing on this!!!
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and MAKE sure your keys are in the ignition and on cuase the middle brake light will come one weather or not your keys are in the ignition or out, as long as your hitting the brake, but the other brake lights (as stated above) only come on when your headlights or on or just when ever you turn the key in the ignition,
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Yes the keys in the ignition thing, is one thing i did not know so that solved that issue. Did a search and found out that from someone who was having a similar prob. The other problem i figured out was the retainer clip (cheap plastic) for the brake light switch was stripped switch is good slightly stripped will replace both. So a $1.40 retainer clip caused all my prob. I guess when drilling my brake pedal i pulled back on the pedal too hard, and popped it out. Thanks for all the info/help the switch will be here thrus. so i will be up and running again by the evening
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