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Just finished having my new head put on...
Whilst I was doing that I fitted my new flocked Rallye dash, now when I turn the key, the brake lights are permanently on!
I don't know when to start? Could this be something not correct in the engine bay, or could it be that I haven't put something back corrctly in the dash wiring?
Whilst fitting the dash I also removed all the interior lights wiring, the pillar sensor wiring and airbag wiring... Don't know if this may have effected anything?

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:01
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theres a sensor on the brake pedal.........

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:03
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right okay... Where about is this? Is this something I have unplugged or moved? What does it look like? :s electrics confuse me greatly...

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:12
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brake pedal switch?

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:28
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okay what and where is a brake pedal switch? Thanks

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:34
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Its black & cylindrical with one end square where the wires come out and a button on the other end, there are ribs all alond the shaftUnsure

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:54
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Bet you cut it off the loom like i did, i thought it was the glove compartment light switchDoh

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 05:55
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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 06:01
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Have a look on the brake pedal and check if the switch is touching the pedal.

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 10:13
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is the switch mounted to the dash..? As I think that dash isn't sitting quite right yet...

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 13:31
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midlife wrote:
Bet you cut it off the loom like i did, i thought it was the glove compartment light switchDoh

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 13:31
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Start at the brake pedal rubber and run you hand up the top face of the pedal arm, it will make contact with the switch up nearer the top of the pedal, once you have found the switch (it is effectively just a bigger version of the interior light switches that are on each of the door hinge panels - a momentary switch that is off when the pedal touches against it, hence it turns off the brake lights when you aren't pushing the pedal). Once you have found the switch, make sure there is a connector in the top of it, and that when the pedal is not pressed, that it is making contact with the switch and depressing the plunger of the switch.

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 13:44
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I have had a look and I can see a rubber surrounded plunge thing but this seems to go through to the engine bay... I'm guessing this isn't a switch but something mechanical!
Then further up there is a flat piece of metal that is horizontal that touches again a small White switch mounted to the steering colomn metal housing..? Is that it? Because it's not very big like you have decribed? Thanks

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 14:10
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Its literally pressed by the top portion of the brake pedal. You may need to pop your side vent off and get your arm in there to make sure the switch is seated correctly - ballache to do to actually replace it as well.
Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 14:26
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It can be a real headache. Like everyone said have a look to see if the switch is stuck against the pedal. That black rubber plunger type thing you described is the correct switch.

Another possibility (but very unlikely if it's only happened since you had a fiddle) is that the housing for the switch has rusted/corroded, in which case it's a dash out job and re welding.

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 16:04
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smack bang where my cage goes through the steering column surround is where the switch is that you're looking for. mine was white with a black bit at the end where it plugs in, about an inch and a half long. imagine how hard it was to get my switch in there Razz

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Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 18:22
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thanks for all you help guys... Sorted it out as soon as I got home! The switch wasn't seated correctly...
Then went and took it for a drive! Loving my 6 right now Smile

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Posted 2nd Oct 2009 at 06:06

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