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My brake lights stay on when headlights are on.

When I turn my headlights on my brakes lights are on as if they were engaged. When my lights are off they do not light up unless I press the petal when using them.

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    autodr May 11, 2010

    does the 3rd brake lite illuminate with just the headlites on? or only when you step on brake pedal?

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Your bulb is backwords or the wires are crossed

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