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Old 04-01-2013, 05:17 PM
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3rd brake light not working.

I was behind my wife and the third brake light is not working at all. I popped the cover and it's connected just fine. I noticed in another post somebody said they replaced the switch for the brake pedal but I can't seem to find it the switch. Help please!
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OEM BRAKE SWITCH ACURA 02-2009
36750-SMA-003

New number I hear is 36750-SJA-013
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Wouldn't the switch control all the brake lights?
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brake switch is located at the pivot point under the dash. should be a 2 pin connector attached to it
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Thanks for quick responses! Do they sell these at auto zone or anything like that so I can get it quick? I don't want me or her stopped. Just got the windows done and I know they would probably say something to have it removed.
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Most people found the connection was just loose. You can also just pop off the CHMSL housing and check the connection there too. Use your fingers to pull it down.
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That's the first thing I checked. Very tight.
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Wouldn't the switch control all the brake lights?
That's what I would have thought, too. I assume the other two brake lights are working. Is it possible the light or its connection is just burned out? Unusual but possible.
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The brake light itself probably went out. More common than you might think. Happened to mine, I ended up replacing the entire light since it is LED, you cannot replace part of it. Price was around $100, but it works fine now.
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Just a quick update guys... I ordered the part from rockauto using the part # from 92 blk ty, cost 12 bucks after shipping. Works perfect. Thanks again, this forum is great!
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The LED is almost always NOT the problem. The problem is the brake light switch just above the brake pedal. The part number is 36750-SMA-003. You can buy it at an Acura or Hondy dealer for about $11. Autozone also has it for $10 under part number SW6271. Here’s a YouTube that shows how to install it.
. It’s very simple!
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