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Old 07-17-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default Brake lights not turning off?!

So on the car (97 civic ex) the brake lights will stay on all the time while driving and parked.
I took a look at the switch and the pedal and found this.

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You can see there is a gap between the pedal and the switch and the switch is turned all the way out. The switch works and is not busted at all its just there is too much of a gap for the stopped to hit the switch. I found out the old own had placed these little pads on there to get rid of the gap but they fell off and were useless.

any info or help would be great.

I looked at my daily driver (98 civic lx) and the switch has plenty of room to still be turned and the gap is non existent there.
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looks like the bracket that holds the pedal position switch may be bent? that or a wrong switch that is alot of gap
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The pedal and switch can be adjusted.
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The pedal and switch can be adjusted.
The switch I adjusted all the way out which you can see in the picture. Where / which bolts do i adjust to move the pedal back more ?
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Is the brake pedal spongy?

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Brake is not spongy
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Dude.. is that zip-tie around your clutch master cylinder?
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i am going to see if i can adjust it later today. Thanks for the suggestions.

the zip tie is from the wire tuck that is not 100 complete right now just temp so nothing major.
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