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2001 Honda Accord Question: Brake lights stay on even when car is off.

 

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Jlatona81, 3.0L V6, Delray Beach, FL, April 03, 2012, 15:24
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The 2 brakelights as well as the center taillight stay on even without the key is not in the ignition. Also, there was a few small pieces of broken plastic on my floorboard when I noticed the lights were on, not sure if they are related but found it odd What is the problem and how can it be fixed. Not very mechanically inclined

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    April 04, 2012, 07:06
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    Possibly a loose wire or brake pedal is sticking a bit. Stop at a shop and ask if the can take a quick look.

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    May 16, 2012, 04:53
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    By the brake pedal there is a brake light switch, normally the stopper goes out...you can try to plug it with a bolt and screw small enough to get in that hole. zero dollars pretty much

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    Jlatona81, May 16, 2012, 13:24
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    Thank you. That was the problem. Used a golf tee and duct tape to fix. No issues since

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