- 5 December 2009
On my 1991, the battery was dead when I went to start the car at the end of the workday. I got a jumpstart and it started easily. On the way home, I found I could not exceed 40mph in any gear. I assumed that this was a fail-safe mode, possibly caused by the dead battery. I disconnected the terminals, recharged the battery, then reconnected the terminals. The car started and ran fine, but still would not exceed 40mph under any throttle/gear positions. It was at that time I noticed that the brake lights were on and would not go off. I tried cyclying the brake switch by hand and checked the connections. The switch seems physically fine. I have ordered another brakelight switch. I assume the new switch will fix the taillight/dead battery problem, but why won't the car go over 40 mph?