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1989 Civic Brake lights not working...is there a switch near the brake pedal?

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Old 06-14-2006, 06:50 AM
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Default 1989 Civic Brake lights not working...is there a switch near the brake pedal?

I checked all three bulbs ( rear wondow brake light and the two in the back ) and the fuses, everything is OK. When I hit the pedal, the lights don't come on. So I am not sure what to do next...I dread taking it to a mechanic for this.
I have heard it could be a mecahnical switch that is triggered by the brake pedal, or it could be a hydraulic switch.
Can anyone help me with this. Does this sound like a switch probelm? Where is it located?
Any help would be beyond helpful. I have looked around under the dash by the pedal but don't see anything.
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:31 AM
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:48 AM
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Well, that is where the switch is located but I cannot for the life of disconnect the 2-P connector from thebrake switch. Access is horrible, I can just barely get a grip on the connector, and it does not want to pull straight off. Is there a clip or something to push?
I saw breaks in the insulation on the 4 wires going into the P-2 that exposed the wire inside. I separated them so they were not touching and checked but nothing lit up.
I am thinking I have to take it into the shop unless I am missing something obvious.
thanks very much for the diagram jlicrx
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yes on the one side of the wiring there is a clip you push in.. Then it will pull straight off, then just jump the switch with a piece of wire, and if the lights work, your switch was bad..

Make sure your horn/stop fuse in the underhood fuse box is good.
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Make sure your horn/stop fuse in the underhood fuse box is good.</TD></TR></TABLE>
check that fuse!
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Hey bud, are you able to provide a picture where yours is located? I cant seem to find mine. Im starting to think i dont even have one!
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I don't think he's going to respond.
You replied to a thread that hasn't had any activity since 2006.

If you need help, it is totally acceptable and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you start a new thread rather than posting to old ones.
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