Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

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Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

Postby ms2000 » May 11th, 2015, 3:32 pm

87 Acura Integra 165k

After parking the car, and turning off the engine, and locked the car, the brake light continue to work for about 10mins - then goes off on its on.
What seems to be the problem - easy to fix?

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Re: Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

Postby evtsteward » May 12th, 2015, 2:49 pm

The brake pedal switch is defective. $10 part and 10 minute fix. Or better yet, check to make sure the cheapo plastic plug is intact in the brake pedal itself. Without it to depress the switch the brake lights will stay on.
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Re: Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

Postby ms2000 » May 13th, 2015, 9:10 pm

Thanks @evtsteward

It turned out the Brake pedal stop pad disintegrated.

I got something from OSH that fix the issue - I normally would prefer using the right part.

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Re: Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

Postby evtsteward » May 14th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Good to hear!
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Re: Brake light continue to stay on for about 10mins after parking

Postby thebranded » November 14th, 2015, 6:21 am

i just had the same problem, replaced the plastic pad with a nut and bolt for now and will get a better solution soon.. maybe

Didnt realise it broke until the next day and battery was flat....
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