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94 civic ex brake lights stuck on

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by bannacrx, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. bannacrx

    bannacrx New Member

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    hi ive got a 1994 ex

    rear spoiler light is always stuck on if the battery is connected

    when i turn the headlights on, the actual braking lights stay on like im always riding the brakes
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    but the brake lights go off when i turn the lights off.

    only the rear spoiler light stays on

    i thought maybey the switch but that doesnt explain the rear spoiler light

    help! :\

    thank you
     
  2. murray195

    murray195 Member

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    Is the spoiler aftermarket? Have you changed the bulb recently? Have you done anything to your car recently to do with electrical?
     
  3. bannacrx

    bannacrx New Member

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    nothing at all

    i just noticed it one day. never used to do it so im not sure what kicked it off.

    its a factory ex spoiler, but i do beileve it was swapped out for another stock spoiler, although it wasnt acting up previously.
     
  4. BlackFrog

    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    sounds like feedback through the circuit. Sometimes the wrong bulb (one that works correctly but doesnt have the correct resistance) or a shorted wire can cause this. first things first you need to find where the power is coming from by probing the wires, since, for the brake lights for instance, its obviously not coming from the brake switch. Try pulling the park light fuse to see if the lights go out, or the brake fuse (if its a seperate fuse). Check your wires first where they go from the trunk to the car, as the opening and closing of the trunk can cause the wires to frey and short.
     
  5. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    I'd say cut the wires to the spoiler and bondo it in, never need a light on it anywayz haha
     
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    Easy Fix for Brake Light Issue

    There is a small, cheap rubber stopper on the brake pedal that actuates the brake light switch. Buy a new one at the Honda dealer. Less than $5.00

    That happened to me, too.
     
  7. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    You can also use a screw and a bolt instead. It's even cheaper. I had to do it to my last EG and it worked like a champ. :D
     
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