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 Brake light problem

 Created by: ThomasD
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 Posted: May 28, 2019 05:45AM
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judt recently got the car so i dont know when it starred. All 3 brake lights wouod just stay on. Upon further investigation and testing ive come to the conclusion that the bcm is the problem. Have since bypassed the bcm and wired in a different brake light switch so now they work 
Sometimes, a simple software reload into the BCM (at the dealer) will fix electrical 'weirdness'....

 Posted: May 27, 2019 05:33AM
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judt recently got the car so i dont know when it starred. All 3 brake lights wouod just stay on. Upon further investigation and testing ive come to the conclusion that the bcm is the problem. Have since bypassed the bcm and wired in a different brake light switch so now they work 

 Posted: May 20, 2019 06:58AM
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I have a 2003 mini cooper s my problem is the brake lights are not working with the pedal. When i turn the key on all the brake lights come on and stay on until i remove the key. I just tried changing the brake light switch with no luck. Im currently lost on to why they are doing this. When the key is turned off they are not on. Marker lights work fine also.
Did the brake lights come on one day and stay on?

Were there any changes made to the car recently?

With the brake lights on, does anything change when you step on the brakes?

Does anything change when you turn on the headlights?

I presume this includes the 3rd brake light?

 Posted: May 19, 2019 08:26AM
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I have a 2003 mini cooper s my problem is the brake lights are not working with the pedal. When i turn the key on all the brake lights come on and stay on until i remove the key. I just tried changing the brake light switch with no luck. Im currently lost on to why they are doing this. When the key is turned off they are not on. Marker lights work fine also.