BRAKE LIGHTS WON'T GO OFF

  • Tiny
  • nottick
  • Hyundai

2001 Hyundai Elantra / 31000 miles.

brake lights won't go off :(

Other than disconnecting my battery to avoid it draining, what should I do?

Thanks in advance for any replies

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 9:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • backyardmechanic
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Sounds like the problem may be the brake light switch. Sometimes the switch is adjustable am nd may just need to be readjusted. If it is not the adjustment then the switch may be defected. It is located on the brake pedal under the dash. Good luck. Backyardmechanic :)

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Sunday, December 10th, 2006 AT 10:51 AM
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It was in fact related to the switch. On the break pedal shaft there was a white plastic washer which makes contact with the swith. That washer had fallen off.

I replaced it with a bumper stop, total cost 85 cents.

Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 9:56 AM
  • Tiny
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Glad to Help. Have a Happy New Year

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 6:29 PM

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