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Brake light on.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Achuop, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Sep 16, 2016 at 10:11 PM
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    Achuop

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    Hi guys,

    My brake light randomly comes on in the morning. It comes on back and forth. It goes away after 20 minutes or so.

    Has anyone dealt with this issue before?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM
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    Sean266

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    Never heard of that
    It's a 2015. Let's the dealer handle it
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2016 at 3:04 AM
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    Yesterday in the parking lot at work I noticed a small Honda with only its brake lights on...not the headlights.

    The guy had no idea what was draining his battery of late and didn't notice the brake lights were on until he was notified.

    He googled it and found the brake lights were on because a plastic part became dislodged/ broken from his brake switch...the one where the brake arm rests against after the brake pedal is released. Under the dash.

    You may just need to look where the brake arm rests in its natural position and make sure it has good contact.
     
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  4. Sep 17, 2016 at 3:32 AM
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  5. Sep 17, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    The brake lights at the back of the vehicle, or the brake lamp on the dash?
     
  6. Sep 17, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    Sorry guys, a little confusion here. I'm referring to the brake light on the cluster and NOT the brake light at the rear of the vehicle.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    Is your e-brake pushed in?
     
  8. Sep 17, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Check to be sure that there isn't anything interfering with your parking brake pedal releasing fully. Mine does this occasionally due to some wiring I installed. Normally when you begin driving and the parking brake lamp is on, there will be a subtle alarm (dinging).

    Check your brake fluid level, it may have been low from the factory and is now below the sensor due to normal usage.
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    TundraWes

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    Before I got rid of my last Lexus. They had a problem with the switch on the brake pedal. It was on a couple different models.
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    Achuop

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    Thanks for the help guys. It went away for now, hopefully it won't come back. I didn't do a thing. Fingers cross.
     
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