Rear light and brake lights stay on

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LESLIEANNMARCOBREWSTER
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 66,000 MILES
Rear light and brake lights stay on when car is off. Brake lights do not work?
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 6:59 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi leslieannmarcobrewster,

It sounds like you have a hazard switch or flasher that is out but to be sure here is a guide to help us test the power and grounds and the brake light wiring diagrams to help you do the tests.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 10:17 AM
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ZANYJB
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Thank you for this post I did some checking and I had a bad hazard switch cost me $56.00 for a new one. I love this site.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:02 PM
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TEDNORRIS
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  • 2001 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
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All my brake lights are staying on even after I turn the car off and exit the car.

I have taken all the fuses out just to see if that would help and nothing changed.

Can someone advise?

Thanks
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Inspect and test the brake switch
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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TEDNORRIS
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Thank you very much!
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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HYPERROY
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  • 2001 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Brakes problem
2001 Hyundai Elantra 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Need to know why brake lights are staying on when car is off?
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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Brake light switch, above brake pedal, has failed.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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I would be checking your brake switch that's where I would start.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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SAMURAIBLUE
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Electrical problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 75000 miles

2002 Hyundai Elantra. After driving home one night, stopped at the gas station and noticed that the brake lights were on while the car was off.

Drove home, and noticed that the brake lights were still on, even after the lights were turned off and the engine turned off.

When pressing down on the brake pedal, the central brake light (in the back window) does not turn on, and while driving, its as if the two taillight brake lights are always depressed.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Most likely culprit is sticky/faulty brake light switch, located above brake pedal.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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BRENB1961
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A small magnet the size of 2 pennies will work great. That's what I had my husband use for a temporary fix.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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SIYA
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  • 1999 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
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  • 243 MILES
Hi, my brake lights are always on even after I turn of the engine. This had happened after we changed back shock.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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It cold be a shorted wire doing this but have it scanned for codes by a mechanic as it may be an ABS problem like a bad sensor or shorted wire.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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DADJOYNER
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  • 1998 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
1998 Hyundai Elantra

what would cause the brake light to stay on with the car turned off and the peddle not being pressed?
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Inspect and test the brake switch.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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TX_LATINA02
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The brake lights on my car stay on. They were bleeded, yet they still stay on.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Check the brake light switch is not faulty, it is on top of the brake pedal under the dash.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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BRYANDKING
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When I turn off the motor and remove the key, the brake lights remain on. I have checked what I believe to be the ground near the rear of the trunk. At this time, I am pulling the fuse so that my battery won't be drained. Do I have a short somewhere maybe?
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Check that the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal not holding on.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)
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MSORKIN
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All of a sudden my 2 brake lights and third brake light continue to stay on even when the car is totally shut off

replaced all 3 bulbs and checked fuse box under dash by driver's side

any ideas
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 12:04 PM (Merged)

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