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    Brake light not working or stuck on all the time

    Is there a common problem with the brake light staying on or not working at all on a 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald View Post
    Is there a common problem with the brake light staying on or not working at all on a 2006.
    No. If it was staying on I would suspect the switch that is connected by a spring directly above the rear brake pedal is dirty/muddy. If it is not coming on at all it could be the light itself or wiring.


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    You also have a switch on the front brake too.
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    You also have an adjustable bolt at the base of rear brake pedal that needs to be adjusted properly to prevent brakes from dragging. Such a maladjustment would also activate brake light switch.
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    Thks for all the advice and I found the stop bolt lock nut came loose and the stop bolt came out pushing the rear brake pedal out.
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    Yeah, that was my guess since it has happened to me too. Locknut vibrates loose. Also that bolt head can get cupped after repeated braking over the years, especially if you really lean on the brakes. I looked at several other TWs in Moab that were a few years old and all had their adjustment bolt heads hammered into almost a cam like profile from repeated blows from the brake pedal. I installed a new flat headed bolt at that time to restore nice liberal adjustability, no dimple and lobes like on the old worn bolt head.
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    I just went through the same scenario. Kept adjusting my brake switch till I finally noticed my brake was dragging.

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