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#1 Miniman118

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:42 PM

Hi all

In the process of bringing the mini out of its 6 year hibernation and for some reason the rear brake lights are constantly on

Any thoughts ?

#2 Chris1275gt

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

Pull a wire off the switch see if it goes out.

#3 MiniMadRacer

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:53 PM

Is it a hydraulic switch or a plastic one on the pedal assembly



#4 steeley

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:21 PM

Take your foot off the brake pedal

#5 Miniman118

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:27 AM

Will check the brake pedal assembly - not sure if it’s hydraulic or not it’s almost just the lower part of the rear brake lights the ones that would be on when you had your headlights turned on but they are turned off

#6 Daz1968

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 09:56 AM

If it’s a hydraulic switch it will be on top of the offside front brake hose connector near inner wing, they can seize as I had one do the same, just replaced the switch as couldn’t free it up. If it’s on pedal could need adjusting.



#7 imack

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 10:51 AM

Could be the pedal pivot seized, pedal not returning fully and holding brake light switch on.
Try lifting pedal and see if lights turn off.

#8 Tornado99

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:47 PM

I once had a plastic brake switch on an old Ford Escort melt from the electrical current heat and then keep the brake lights on. 

 

Note if your switch is hydraulic, mounted somewhere on the brake master cylinder, replacing it may then require bleeding the brakes. 






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