Brake lights stay on.

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    Saab Newbie
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    Oct 2006
    Rocky Mount NC

    Brake lights stay on.

    Brake lights stay on. I have a 97 Saab 9000 and the brake lights stay on no matter if I press on the brakes. Help.

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    Saab Anorak
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    Jul 2003

    Re: Brake lights stay on.

    Is this a Full Preasure Turbo? If so do you get just base boost (boost guage needle stayes in the middle of the orage section). If so could possible be a brake peadle switch??

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    Saab Afficionado aeroadster's Avatar
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    Barnet, North London

    Re: Brake lights stay on.

    Have you changed the bulbs or checked the bulb connectors for oxidation.

    I've experienced both of these in the past.

    If it's not the bulb at fault, take a bit of fine sandpaper to the connectors.

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    Turbo Talker Trollbooster's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Whitley Bay, Northumberland

    Re: Brake lights stay on.

    Try hookin your toe under the pedal and lifting it. If that works, the switch is out of adjustment. I would have thought it the contacts were corroded the lights wouldn't work at all, rather than be stuck on?

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    Kippen, Stirling

    Re: Brake lights stay on.


    Re-reading your original post, I suspect that we may have taken a wrong track. Do you mean that the lights on the rear of the vehicle stay on all the time or just that the lights on the mimic diagram on the dash display stay on ?

    If it's the former then the guys have got it correct, switch adjustment or pedal return spring. If not then it indicates that a brake light bulb ( rear of vehicle ) has blown or is close to doing so. I tend to always replace bulbs in pairs 'cause the mimic can be a bit oversensitive. Keep the OK one as a spare in the tool kit for future use.

    Paul @ Kippen.

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