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Hi Guys!
My brake lights are stuck every time i apply the brakes, so I need to put my foot underneath the brake and just pull it backwards for the brake lights to go off.
I did read somewhere that it can affect the engine loss of power/misfires in the vehicle? Is it true?


I have tried searching the forum but couldn't find any, I want to know how to replace the brake light switch on a 2013 Elantra GLS? There are videos and some threads of very old model Elantra's where the fitting components are slightly different.

On 2013 there are no bolts to loosen, has anyone tried it? Or any video to help?
 

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I did read somewhere that it can affect the engine loss of power/misfires in the vehicle? Is it true?
Yes.

seashine said:
I want to know how to replace the brake light switch
You don't need to replace the switch. It's working OK. You just need to adjust it a little.

I've never adjusted a switch on a new Elantra, but looking at your photo I'm guessing you need to :
1. rotate the switch anti-clockwire a 1/4 turn
2. then push the switch in towards the pedal (with the pedal at rest) as far as it will go
3. rotate the switch clockwise a 1/4 turn to lock it in position.

 

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Second image for reference..
P.S. there is a rough patch underneath the switch...was there something in its place that got worn?
I did read somewhere that it can affect the engine loss of power/misfires in the vehicle? Is it true?
Yes.

seashine said:
I want to know how to replace the brake light switch
You don't need to replace the switch. It's working OK. You just need to adjust it a little.

I've never adjusted a switch on a new Elantra, but looking at your photo I'm guessing you need to :
1. rotate the switch anti-clockwire a 1/4 turn
2. then push the switch in towards the pedal (with the pedal at rest) as far as it will go
3. rotate the switch clockwise a 1/4 turn to lock it in position.

Hey thanks for that! Much appreciated. Could you please elaborate further how to perform step no. 2? How do I push the switch towards the pedal? Do I do nothing to the pedal?
 

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You adjust the switch with the brake pedal released (at rest).
Rotating the switch anti-clockwise will release the switch (step 1).
You should then be able to push it further into the mounting bracket, towards the pedal (step 2).
The switch pin will now be fully pressed into the switch body, switching the brake lights off.
With the switch pushed fully in against the pedal, rotate the switch clockwise again to lock it into position (step 3).
Now when you push down on the pedal it will move away from the switch and allow the switch pin to move out, which will switch the brake lights on.
 

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There was a recall on the brake light switch for the 2013 models 2 years ago. A few months ago there was another recall on the brake pedal stopper pad. Unless you really love to do stuff yourself, you might want to first check if your vehicle is part of the recall or not and get it done by a dealer for free.
 

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You adjust the switch with the brake pedal released (at rest).
Rotating the switch anti-clockwise will release the switch (step 1).
You should then be able to push it further into the mounting bracket, towards the pedal (step 2).
The switch pin will now be fully pressed into the switch body, switching the brake lights off.
With the switch pushed fully in against the pedal, rotate the switch clockwise again to lock it into position (step 3).
Now when you push down on the pedal it will move away from the switch and allow the switch pin to move out, which will switch the brake lights on.
Thanks again.
I was trying to do the above but i realized that the patchy part was actually a worn out something..may be a rubber piece...now there is a hole under the switch. What do I do? (Attached image for reference, i have scraped off the patchy part)
 

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You may try with one of those plugs used in drywall when you want to hand a picture. Get one size that fits tight then cut the bottom part if too long.
 

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PROBLEM SOLVED!
Hyundai has come up with a new stopper pad made of thicker material and larger in size, I just bought it for $2.7 and fixed it myself. Pics attached. I am sure if I went to Hyundai they would have done it for free but it wasn't worth the trip.
Anyhow, it solved the problem! :) Thanks guys for all your suggestions!! Tiny little things make so much difference..
 

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PROBLEM SOLVED!
Hyundai has come up with a new stopper pad made of thicker material and larger in size, I just bought it for $2.7 and fixed it myself. Pics attached. I am sure if I went to Hyundai they would have done it for free but it wasn't worth the trip.
Anyhow, it solved the problem! :) Thanks guys for all your suggestions!! Tiny little things make so much difference..
You got it... I finally found topic and went to look at pics, and could barely see that the pedal pad was missing..

UD/MD has recall running.. dont know why you chose to pay for part,,, let alone the part fella sell you the part without telling you to see service aisle fella to check for recall

Got VIN for me to check Hyundai Service for recall ?
 

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[/quote]You got it... I finally found topic and went to look at pics, and could barely see that the pedal pad was missing..

UD/MD has recall running.. dont know why you chose to pay for part,,, let alone the part fella sell you the part without telling you to see service aisle fella to check for recall

Got VIN for me to check Hyundai Service for recall ?[/QUOTE]

Where I am at..we got different laws here. Recalls have been stopped for more than a year cos it hurts the business of the automobile industry,concentrated markets.
So the only way to get the job done for free is call up the authorized dealer (an exclusive dealer),let them know the problem,if they have received instructions from HQ about that particular part,they will just replace it for free but not make you aware of it,so you just walk out thinking the guys did you a favor ?

And like I mentioned..it just cost me $2.7 for the part so it's no biggie. Luckily it wasn't the switch issue.
 
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