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Old 08-27-2011, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'97 Corolla brake lights stay on

Noticed yesterday that my brake lights were staying on, had to pull the fuse to turn them off. I also found this on the floor under the brake pedal.




I'm guessing it's some type of stopper ??? Cause of the problem???

Are they readily available and easy to replace?
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Crawl under the dash and find out what happened. Usually the brake light stays on when the switch comes loose. I cant tell what it is in your pic.

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Well I got it fixed.

I took the pieces to Toyota and the parts guy immediately knew what it was - it's called a brake light switch "cushion", P/N 90541-06036 - cost was $1.93 out the door.

After removing the lower section of the dashboard, the front seat and, playing contortionist for an hour and a lot of I finally got it in, but... at 6'5" and 263 lbs it wasn't an easy task.

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So you fixed the problem now?
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So you fixed the problem now?
Yes sir, fixed.

The plunger on the brake light switch rests against the "cushion" keeping the switch in the off position. Without the cushion in place, the plunger protrudes into the mounting hole for the "cushion" allowing the switches contacts to close, thus keeping the brake lights on.

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