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Break Lights engage all by themselves

Question: The rear break lights on my wife’s 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe remain lit after she parks and leaves the car. You can turn them off by pushing and pulling on the break pedal. Last night it got very cold (34 degrees) and when I let the dog out this morning, the break lights were engaged again?! I assume the cold constricted the switch… can that be true? How do I fix this?

Sounds like you replace the switch. Lay on the driver’s side floor and look up under the dash with a flashlight. The brakelight switch will either be mounted directly to the brake pedal or very near it. There may be some adjustment, but likely you will be replacing the switch.

The brake light switch is either faulty or in need of adjustment. The weather is not the problem.

Thanks… I’ll check this out tonight when I get home from work.

its the brake light switch.my friend had the same problem,so as there was no adjustment on the switch,i actually bent the bracket that the switch was attached to very slightly,and hey presto problem solved!!