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Old 04-26-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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For the last couple of months now every once and awhile the brake lights will stay on after I've parked and turned the car off? It'* only done it a total of like 6-7 times in the past couple of months, so it'* not all the time. When I noticed them doing it a couple of times I gave the brake pedal a kick and they came off. But I forgot to check today and the battery went dead and when I boosted it they were not on? Could they drum brakes be sticking a little causing the brake lights to stay on? Or are the lights strickly operated with the pressing of the brake pedal? Any help is much appreciated.
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Had the same thing happen to my bird a few yrs ago, turned out the brake switch(think that'* what it'* called) was sticking. That'* the piece above the pedal that'* pushed in once you step on your brake pedal. Try to maybe lube it or replace it. I replaced mine and it was fine after that.
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It'* the brake switch alright! Just replace it as it is made of cheap plastic that wears out quickly & causes problems like this.
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Glad to hear it'* something simple for once Thanks a lot guys!
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