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 Post subject: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:13 am 
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hi all, when i start my car my brakes light come on, they stay on all the time, anyone had this issue before or can point me in the direction of what may be wrong? they are on whether the headlights are on or not, any help appreciated, thanks in advance

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:01 am 
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is it when you start the car? or when you turn the ignition on?

if it's the later i believe your brake light switch is stuck on giving the brake lights constant power when the ignition is on

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:24 am 
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WILDEB wrote:
is it when you start the car? or when you turn the ignition on?

if it's the later i believe your brake light switch is stuck on giving the brake lights constant power when the ignition is on


when the accessories on, so 2nd click, they come on

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:25 am 
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yep. brake light switch is stuck closed. giving straight power with ignition. time to replace it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:08 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
yep. brake light switch is stuck closed. giving straight power with ignition. time to replace it


how do i do this, and is there a way to make sure this is the problem? also how much are they worth, and is it hard to replace?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Non genuine are only about $10.
Not hard to replace, just fiddly.
At the top of you brake pedal you'll find it, unplug it then remove the small clip on the side and remove the pin. Replace is the reverse. Don't lose the plastic bush

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:07 pm 
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where can i get the non genuine ones from? and anyone got a pic of what im looking for?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:50 pm 
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Repco, burson etc. Ef-EL brake light switch. I've got one lying around at home somewhere.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:07 pm 
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$60 at ford, $12.50 at repco, both on hallam road, i know where im going

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake light issue
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:07 pm 
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all fixed now, it was the switch, thanks for the help once again guys

 

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