Out of adjustment. Adjust the mounting of the switch so the brakes lights are off until you press the brake pedal.
Brake switch needs replaced.
i have tail lights but do not have brake lights nor do i have turn signals. i have replaced brake switch and all bulbs
The turn signal switch overrides the brake light circuit while the turn signals are on. If the switch is damaged or worn out the brake lights won't work.
Check the brake light fuse. If you have 12 volts at the brake light switch I would suspect the signal light switch is at fault.
Your brake light switch is faulty. It is very difficult to fit the new one as it is a one shot switch (1 chance of putting it in properly).
a crappy car. my 99 beetle has the same problem. brake light switch new, bulbs and fuses new. brake lights just work whenever the heck they want. this is one of the many reasons my car has a for sale sign in the window. good luck.
check fuses & brake lights switch located on brake pedal
The BOO (Brake On/Off) Switch may need to be replaced. If it is bad, it would cause the brake lights to NOT illuminate when the brake pedal is applied.
Check the brake switch at the pedal.
"Stuck" brake lights indicate that the brake light switch on the brake pedal is broken. It should be replaced.
The brake lights won't turn off because the brake light switch on the pedestal of the brake pedal needs to be replaced.
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