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Old 22nd October 2019, 09:31   #1
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It's the old 'brake lights stuck on' again.
With key in position 1...works fine. With key in position 2 (ignition on) brakes lights stay on after the first press. your thoughts appreciated.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 09:48   #2
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It sounds like the brake light switch to me. I had problems with mine for over a year some years ago until I changed it for a proper one from Rimmers, eBay ones don't work, it's a pig of a job and not one I'd be in any hurry to do again.
The how to on here does help a lot.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 10:02   #3
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Thanks for responding. I've seen the 'how to', excellent. I just thought that with the lights working fine at switch position 1 would rule out a faulty switch. Will start easy first, fuses.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 14:08   #4
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Thanks for responding. I've seen the 'how to', excellent. I just thought that with the lights working fine at switch position 1 would rule out a faulty switch. Will start easy first, fuses.

It would seem to rule out a faulty pedal switch/sensor. Have you checked the connectors to the lamp units at the back for corrosion?
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Old 22nd October 2019, 14:39   #6
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Cheers, had a good read. I notice too that I get a 'beep' when trying to lock, even though all doors etc are closed. I have a charger and sat nav feed on a live fuse and that has started to stay live after switch off. More to do.
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Old 23rd October 2019, 12:20   #7
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Have seen this fault with a dodgy (aftermarket) brake light switch - Spent ages going around in circles with this.
You may find if you disconnect the ABS unit that this "fixes" the problem. It seems that some aftermarket switches lack the ability to switch properly.....
However, given you other problems, that this is a red herring? Check for corrosion on the brake light switch, and wet carpets?
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