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Sounds like the electrical brake light switch is in need of replacement,it is located just above the brake pedal pad(where you push on the brake pedal)on the metal shaft that connects to the brake pedal where you push on brake,it is cheap and easy replacement,you can get a new one at any parts store or car dealership.
The brake light switch is out of adjustment or faulty. The switch is under the drivers side dash and above the brake pedal arm. Look there with a light and you will see it. It is held in place with a nut on each side of the plunger. This is also how you adjust the switch. It should be adjusted so that the lights are activated when the brake pedal is depressed about 1/2 inch. If adjustment will not cure the problem replace the switch.
This may not help but it is a possible source of the problem.
With a flashlight, crawl half under the dashboard and follow the brake pedal suspension up to its pivot point and look for an assembly that is related to it that has one or perhaps two wires coming from it.
This is a common way of detecting brake pedal useage and is a switch that contacts on release; in other words, a 'normally closed' switch that is held 'open' until the brake pedal is pressed.
When pressed, the contacts close and supply either ground or +12 to the brake light circuit.
These switches are normally mounted on a bracket and the switch body may have fairly long threads allowing adjustment so that when the brake pedal is released, the button of the switch is depressed enough to open the circuit again and extinguish the brake lights.