Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake lights stay on

asked by on

Brake lights were stuck on, I replaced switch which did turn them off, but as soon as brake pedal is pushed lights are stuck on again, any ideas?

My car has 196000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Your brake pedal may not be returning all t...

Your brake pedal may not be returning all the way. Because the switch is activated by the motion of the pedal, if the pedal does not swing back all the way to it’s stop, it may not turn off the brake lights. Check the motion of the pedal and the return spring. Make sure the pedal is returning fully to its stop. If it is, you may be able to adjust the switch by disconnecting the wires and turning it in the mount. If your tired of working under the dashboard which is never pleasant, You can contact Your Mechanic to have a technician come to your home or office and check out your brake lights for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car made a loud noise and now won't run

This sounds like potentially some backfiring and possibly a blown head gasket if you are seeing white smoke. Some things to consider are: did the car overheat at all last time it ran? Have you noticed any water leaking from...

Q: I have a 2000 Saab 93. The brake lights are not working. I have checked all the bulbs and fuses all good and the switch on the brake pedal.

Remove the brake light bulbs and check for power to them with the brake pedal pressed. If there is power, then check the ground and see if there is a good connection. If the connection is poor, then the ground...

Q: I have a 05' 330XI that will not move into gears. Tried putting it in neutral but still wont move.

The noise that you heard was from the transmission area. Check to see if the driveshaft has come apart or if the tail shaft has broken. If there is nothing wrong with the driveshaft or tail shaft, then the one...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.