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BRAKE LIGHTS ALL OF MY BRAKE LIGHTS STAY ON EVEN WHEN THE CAR IS SHUT OFF. I HAVE TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY SO IT DOESNT DRAIN. WHAT DO I DO OR CHECK?

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  • ericwtg Oct 28, 2008

    Thanks, i will check it when i get home and will let you know.



    Thanks again.

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It sounds like the brake light switch is stuck or broken.
If you look up under the dash, towards the top of the pedals, you'll see a switch that operates the brake lights, there should be 2 wires connected to it. unplug that switch, and see if the brake lights go out. If they do, replace the switch (I give it a 90% chance). If not, you could have a short somewhere in the electrical system.
Check the brake light switch first, and go from there.

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