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2G Brake Lights Won’t Turn Off

Posted by RJ_IS_BATMAN, Nov 26, 2020

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  1. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Hey everyone,

    So went to my eclipse and the battery was drained. Once I charged it I found that my rear brake lights stay on now at all times.

    any ideas how I can fix this? I unplugged the lights from the rear but battery still drained
     

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  2. JPenny

    JPenny Proven Member

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    Make sure the brake switch is functioning correctly at the pedal. There is a plastic/rubber stopper that the switch hits on the pedal mine fell off an switch was staying in open position till I put a bolt and nut in that hole in pedal problem solved. Hope yours is just that simple.
    Jason Penny
     

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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Yea that definitely sounds like the switch to me
     

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  4. DSMPT

    DSMPT Proven Member

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    You should do a parasitic draw test.
    This means you may have a short somewhere in the circuit. you have to find where exactly it is. You possibility have another issue besides a bad switch. Even if the switch is broken and got closed always, the battery shouldn't be draining if you remove the light bulbs.
     

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  5. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    I have had the rubber bumper piece fall apart on mine and leave the lights on as someone else suggested, I would go there first, its free to check and quick.
     

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