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My toyota camry 2003 is having problem turning the outer

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my toyota camry 2003 is having problem turning the outer brake lights off.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

Do you mean that the brake lights never turn off? They are always on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** wanted to make sure I understand, the most likely problem is the brake light switch, it's located under the dash up kind of high, it's a plunger type of switch that makes contact with the brake pedal arm. Has it been replaced yet or anything else tried to correct this?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This just happened earlier today. Too cold and dark now to go out. We are in Montana. our neighbor helped us disconnect the battery until tomorrow.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can we be in touch with you tomorrow?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

No problem at all, take your time I'm online most of the day.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
After reconnecting the battery this morning the brake lights were fine. Didn't need to check the brake light switch.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

Ok, well let's hope it doesn't happen again, maybe the switch was just sticking considering the cold climate,, if it happens again it will most likely need to be replaced.

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