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Mitsubishi Eclipse: my park lights wont turn off on my 96 eclipse

Customer Question

my park lights wont turn off on my 96 eclipse convertible
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Is it just the rear lights or are the fronts on as well?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
just brake lights
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Please look under the driver side dash at the brake pedal bracket. Operate the brake pedal with your hand and watch where it contacts the stop light switch... is there an open hole where the stop light switch would contact the pedal bracket, or is there a rubber pad there that touches the switch plunger?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
rubber pad
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Please unplug the stop light switch... do the lights go out?
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
It looks like we must have missed each other.
If the lights go out when you unplug the stop light switch, you will either have a faulty switch or a switch out of adjustment. With the rubber pad intact on the pedal, those are the only two possibilities if the lights go out when unplugged. You can try adjusting the switch closer to the pedal and see if it improves, otherwise replace the stop light switch.
If the lights do NOT go out when the stop light switch is unplugged, then there is wiring damage somewhere after the stop light switch.
This is highly unlikely though... it is far more likely the switch is either faulty or out of adjustment.