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have a look at the fuse. If its all black and you see small bits inside you have a dead short in the circuit. Check the wiring for any metal to wire contact, especially at any points where wires touch any metal. If its just melted in the middle but did not blow violently its overloads the circuit is drawing too much current for too long, look for fused contact or stuck relay etc.

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That switch should be located at the upper section of the brake peddle arm. If you reach up under the dash, running your hand up the arm the brake peddle is attached to... You will feel a small box with a button. THAT'S IT!!! When you push down on the brake peddle, it pushes that little button on the switch which makes the brakes lights come on. Just for kick though, make sure the brake light fuse is still good, before roll around on your floor board.
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First check your owners manual for fuse box location and check for any blown fuses. Next check the brake peddle under the dash for a switch, which is mounted to the peddle arm and turns on the lights when the peddle is pressed in. If the switch has worked loose and is not being pushed when you are pressing the peddle the lights will not come on. Hope this helps Fix Ya up.

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My tailights wont shut off. i replaced tailights, checked fuses, checked fusable links and they still wont shut off. i was told to check the brake switch but i dont know what im looking for other than its...

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The switch could be bad. It is easy to spot the switch look at the arm of the brake peddle and see if you can see a bracket that holds the switch against the brake peddle arm. Use a flashlight.

You might be able to tell if the switch is bad by only removing one of the wires and see if your brake light goes out. If your brake lights go out with one wire removed, the switch most likely is bad.

I have also seen where a driver caught there shoe string or shoe on or under side of the peddle and when they pull there foot up they bend the bracket that holds the brake light switch. By bending the bracket they move the switch away from the peddle arm and the switch no longer gets pushed in enough to break the circuit.

A bent bracket can be an easy fix just bend the bracket back to its original position. Please be very careful the bracket can be sharp. In addition, the bracket can crack, to help prevent this let your truck heat up inside if the A/C has been on etc.

You can take all of the wires off the switch and remove it. Take the switch to your local auto parts store they should have one and will be glad to test your existing one.

If there are more then two wires draw your self a diagram, tag the wires with masking tape, and number them. Please be aware that you could blow a fuse if you touch the wire ends to any metal parts of your truck.

If you do not already have fuses in your glove box, you should pick up some while you are at the auto parts store. Please put the fuses in your glove box. I run into many people who say yes I have fuses, at home in there garage! I do not know about everyone else but my truck never breaks down in my garage. I think it is scared of all the tools around it. LOL.

I hope this helps.

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there is a short circuit in the brake light wiring it could be in the lamp holders them selfs pull off the wires to the brake lights holders on all the lamps and see if it still blows a fuse if it dose then the short is in the loom not the lights them self's if it dont blow a fuse hook up one light at a time untill it starts to blow fuses again the last light to be hooked up that blows the fuse is the faulty light

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We have a problem with our 2000 stratus fuse, everytime we push on he brake pedal the fuse blows? What could be the problem?

It sounds like you have whats called "a short to ground" Breaks operate on whats called an open circut, only when you ppress the pedal does it allow the eectricity to flow hence lighting the rear break hights. You have a pinch wire which is grounding the system. Each time you press the pedal it sends the current to that ground shorting the circut and blowing the fuse. Trace the wires in the trunk as best you can and look for any damaged wires(oinched ,stripped, also check the break light socket .

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It happened to me 2 weeks ago, check your brake pedal. there is what we call a pedal stopper (rubber) that pushes the stop light switch everytime you release the brake pedal, and that makes the brake lights shut off. your pedal stopper may be destroyed already. (it looks like a push pin)

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