Kia Maintenance Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, my name is Randall. I will do my best to assist you with your question. what you are describing is likely a failing brake light switch. That switch not only controls the brake lights but also sends a signal to the solenoid at the shifter so the solenoid will kick in and release the shifter,. the fact you have to push hard leads me to the brake light switch as there really is not other relationship from not getting out of park and pushing hard on brake pedal. the switch is mounted up high on the brake pedal. have to work under and up under dash high on brake pedal. Not hard to change persay, just hard getting to it. I am not in parts but book time is .4 hours and the parts shouldbe under $30 +/- please do not quote me on this, If the picture goes through, the arrow points to it. I suggest getting the part, looking how it mounts on the bracket IF you are going to try yourself. Thsi is really all I can come up with
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just not going through, have to use my description
I just changed the brake light switch over the weekend, the back light kept coming on by themself and once the switch was changed out, this stopped? What else could it be?
well, you did not mention this, I can not think of anything else except maybe the switch is out of adjustmnent or defective. Ther si no relationship from pushing hard and releasing the shifter other then the brake light switch