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Damn brake light message

Hi all,

the last couple of days I have been getting the "brake light failiure" message coming up. Now fist time this happened I jumped out and got the passenger to press the brake and there was no problems.

Now it seems that whenever I am in traffic and hold my foot on the brake for more than 10 seconds more often than not get this message!

I drive mostly in the dark these days so I can see the reflection in the car behind that my brake lights are working fine!

Anyone got any ideas on this one?

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Re: Damn brake light message

Hi mate, A similar problem happens with VDC and ABS Failure when you hold your foot on the break. A commom problem. First thing to do is to get the ''trouble codes'' checked and cleared. Any garage with diagnostic equipment can do this. It could be a faulty brake switch which isnt a lot of money and might be worth changing anyway to rule it out. You'll probably find that clearing the trouble codes down might cure the problem anyway. Alfa's are renowned for error messages appearing and then disappearing for long periods of time. Annoying I know, but worth the pain in the arse cos it's a gorgeous car to drive!!! Hope this helps,

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hi dude
i had the same problem as u my friend.
it wasn't any fault code, just occure in central display " break light failed" and some time occure also " right light failed" which is mean right break light failed
look at the break light contacts. at mine contacts was imperfect ( a cold one ), but maybe u need to clean it up too.
conector has inside contacts placed side by side if u know what i mean and they must be closer, tighter, not move from vibration.
good luck
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