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brake lights won't go off

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by tifosi, May 23, 2004.

  1. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    Sep 5, 2001
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    Following some other electical problems I was having with my 86 3.2 mondial I replaced the fuse box - all problems were fixed. Yesterday when I pulled in the garage I noticed the warning light for the brake lights would come on when I applied the brakes - this would normally mean a light was out, I then noticed the brake lights are on all the time, applying the brakes does not change anything other than cause the waring light to come on in the center consol. any thoughts on where to start
     
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  3. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
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    Check the brake light switch up near the brake peddle. Sounds like it either backed out of adjustment or it is broken.
     
  4. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Agree would check the brake light switch first, then the fusebox for a stuck relay.

    Good luck and best regards
    rt
     
  5. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

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    I too vote for the brake light switch.
     
  6. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Maybe you should call the other Mondial owner who started another thread.... whose lights won't come on. Between you two, you'll nail it in minutes!
     
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  8. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    thanks guys, I will advise the results
     
  9. ian_jory

    ian_jory Karting

    Apr 13, 2004
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    Hi Tom,

    Check my reply on the other thread I started about the brake lights not working - I found the fault in the switch and I have explained what I found inside the switch when I dismantled it. It could have a bearing on your problem.

    Ian
     
  10. Vivaldi

    Vivaldi Karting

    Aug 1, 2001
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    Alex Vivaldi
    Tom - check my post on the other thread re. replacing the switch. Best of luck!
     

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