I've been driving with my brake lights on for awhile now. It started during the cold days here in TEXAS. What has caused this? I'm no expert in cars. So, how easy is it to get rid or fix this light? Can anybody tell how to :?:
Is something causing the e-brake switch to not be released? Such as the e-brake handle not down all the way, or a SOMETHING downthere at the switch. That switch might be bad. If your charge light is on as well then your voltage regulator is shot, but I doubt you'd be able to drive around for a week if that was the case.
If your Alt or Voltage Regulator is crapping out, your voltmeter light should be lit up as well, beside the brake light. And your voltmeter guage should be below 12 volts.
AND, if your Alt or VR is crapping out, your battery would not be functioning after 3 weeks. If the Alt is crapping out, then it should not be charging your battery & your car should not be running. If the VR is crapping out, then sometimes it can be overcharging the battery. Another good way for it to die.
As mentioned, if it's JUST the brake light, then you have a problem in the brake system somewhere.
i replaced my alternator after the volt light and brake light being on, and the light stays on still. when i start my car, the light will be off, but then after about 2 minutes of driving the light returns. im confused