Q: Why won't my brake lights turn off

asked by on

I hit the brake pedal really hard and now the brake lights won't shut off

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There is a brake light switch on or near the pedal assembly. That switch could have been jarred in such a way that the switch contacts are stuck in the closed (lights always on) position. If that is what has happened, the switch will simply need to be adjusted. To have this inspected and repaired, you can request brake light switch/circuit inspection and repair and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Why won't my brake lights turn off

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: Q: Camshaft Position Sensor

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Challenger. From what you've described it sounds like you may have a different sensor than what the auto parts store has listed. If you go to the dealer you would be able...

Q: Gas smell inside cab

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2006 Pontiac Solstice. It's possible that something on the turbo kit was installed improperly, such as hoses were crossed in the process, or if there are vacuum leaks causing components to malfunction....

Q: My Nissan Frontier truck is overheating. The smog technician said it needs a new thermostat. Would you like to take a look, give m

Hello, thank you for writing in. If the overheating is only happening when you are at a stop, then you want to focus on the water pump and the cooling fans first. While the thermostat can cause overheating when it...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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.