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brake lights come on when truck is off

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I just noticed tonight that when the truck is off and I push the brake pedal the brake lights come on, is this normal??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
  2. Ruthven13

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    Normal. I think most vehicles do it, at least my '91 does!
     
  3. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    ok good, I just never noticed it before /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I just noticed tonight that when the truck is off and I push the brake pedal the brake lights come on, is this normal??
    Thanks
    -Chris

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    I can't think of a vehicle that doesn't do it. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. sled_dog

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    its a safety thing, even if your car stalls your brake lights still come on and others know you are braking.
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    I found out last winteer that if you have your hazard lights on (the blinky ones) and you press the brake they shut off until you take your foot off.
     
  7. diesel4me

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    Yup--they work all the time,with or without the key on,or engine running. I had a stoplight switch go out of adjustment on one of my trucks,the clip thing let it slip out of posistion--the next morning the tailights were still on,looked like candles--and the lenses had melted spots in them /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifand the battery was dead enough to have to jump start it--good way to start the day in a good mood,aye??. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  8. hawkeye649

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    You'll also notice that your blinkers will function normally with your foot on the brake, and your hazards on. I think it's so you don't have to remember to turn the hazards off to indicate a turn. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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