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How do you get the brake lights on your 1990 Honda Accord to turn off Everything else is turned off but the brake lights are still on and are draining the battery?


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2008-04-26 14:10:16
2008-04-26 14:10:16

The brake light switch is stuck or out of adjustment. If it is a mechanical switch it is located somewhere on the brake pedal swing arm. If it is a pressure switch it is located near the Master Cylinder.


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