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Brake lights turning on and off at random!?!?! NEED HELP!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BJ's RedBeast, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    BJ's RedBeast

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    Today when I came out of a store I thought I saw my two back brake lights and the 3rd brake light lite. When I got in the truck I got back out and looked at the brake lights and they were normal. Later this evening I went out to check the lights and they were on again and then the next moment they were out. I have tried checking the fuses to make sure they weren't coming loss. I am wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and what they did to fix it. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I have small lugnuts because I own a Prerunner

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    Sounds like your brake light switch needs adjustment.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Peek under your dash and see if anything is hitting the brake light switch.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    Where would the brake light switch be approximately?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    Its gonna be a pressure switch near the brake peddle arm.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Let me run out there and see what I can see.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Could it be low brake fluid? Or some sort of warning light for the brake system?
     
  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    I doubt it.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    I can't seem to find the pressure switch. Is there a diagram or picture somewhere that I could look at that would tell me where to look?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    I FOUND IT!!!! How do you get in there to adjust it? I mean there isn't a whole lot of wiggle room. Is there a special/easy way to adjust it?
     
  11. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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  13. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    :D
     
  14. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    I GOT IT!! THANK YOU SO MUCH. It works perfectly now. Thanks for all the help. And Chris 4x4 you are the man!
     
  15. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Glad to help. :)
     
  16. Jul 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    I remember that. :eek:
     
  17. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I have small lugnuts because I own a Prerunner

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    Damn...no love for the guy who diagnosed the problem? :(

    It's hard to be an attention whore when nobody even knows you're in the room. :frusty:
     
  18. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    I guess I was posting when you did....:eek: good job! :)
     
  19. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I have small lugnuts because I own a Prerunner

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    I was only kidding. :D
     
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