Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch


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Iaustin
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Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by Iaustin » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:27 pm



When I lock the steering on my 86 interstate the brake lights come on.i pulled the fuse I. Thought but lights stayed on maybe faulty ignition switch



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Re: Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by deanbw » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:29 am

If I don't someone else will.....I have to ask, you are turning past "park" and going all the way to lock, right?
sorry, have to ask.
The switch would really have to be screwed up for that to happen, not saying it couldn't, but if it were that bad I'm suprised it works in all other positions

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Re: Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by Iaustin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:39 pm

Yes I turned it past off to the lock the tail light or brake light came on,as soon as I turn key back to off lights go off .just left it unlocked for night,home now I'll look at it closer

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Re: Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by deanbw » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:03 pm

ok just making sure because you know you have to turn from off to "park" then push down on key and turn to "lock". So if you do that and light is still on, then you have a switch somehow screwed up worse than I have ever seen.
I have a couple switches here, I am going to look at one and see how your problem can even happen

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Re: Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by Iaustin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:26 pm

I just went out to check to see what I was doing things seem to work fine ,I think I might not have turned the key all the way to the lock

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Re: Brake lights come on when locking steering with ignition switch

Post by deanbw » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:54 am

Iaustin wrote:I just went out to check to see what I was doing things seem to work fine ,I think I might not have turned the key all the way to the lock
cool ......because I couldnt see how the light on was possible....



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