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Brake lights lights stay on long after car is off, drains battery, checked all fuses in and under hood, they all work. 1 thing, when I remove the backup fuse(under hood) the lights do go off, however I can not shift to reverse, where may the problem be

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Under the brake peddle is a switch. Lift the brake peddle upwards and you will see that the brake light goes out [requires two people; one to hold the peddle up, other to view the brake lights]. Restrengthen the spring tension on the brake peddle.

Should the lights remain ON after you lift the brake peddle up, unplug one of the wires to the brake peddle switch. At this point, the brake lights should be off. This basically will determine whether your switch is shorted or is just a peddle pressing down on the switch due to a bad spring.

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