WHY DO BRAKE LIGHTS STAY ON WHEN CAR IS OFF

Asked by Jul 23, 2013 at 08:38 PM about the 2001 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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brake peddle retracting spring weak ,or levers need lubed

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Bad brake light switch, brake lights shorted to power.

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Those guys are right on...unplug the electrical connector to the switch- the brake lights should now be off. If they are, replacing the switch will solve the problem.

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Check for the cushion (part # 90541-06036). If you find plastic pieces on your mat near the brake and accelerator pedals, then its an indication that you need to replace the cushion. When the brake switch is not pressed due to missing cushion pad on the brake pedal then the brake light is always on which causes it to drain your battery and overheat the brake switch which it turns switches on the Check engine light. This small item will cost $3 at a toyota dealership. You may replace it by yourself if you have a torch but its a little hard to get reach of it but will save you on money.

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I sorted mine with a $1 coin and duct tape... Should get me to a dealership for a proper cushion

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Does anybody know the exact name of the brake pedal cushion? I found those rubber pieces below it. I have a 94 Corolla. Thank your for you help.

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Do you mean the brake pedal stop, the one that keeps it from going too far when you release the pedal?

Yes, that part.

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Called bumpers

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My car is a 95 Toyota Corolla dx my brake lights stay on when car is off

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My car is a 95 Toyota Corolla dx my brake lights stay on when car is off where is the electric switch located at

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Look on the brrake lever, there will be a switch. Does anything touch the switch when the lever is not pressed? There should be a rubber bumper that presses the switch. DavidH, above, has an answer showing the assembly. Hashimer, above, has an answer suggesting to look for the bumper part.

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