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2001 Landrover Brake Lights on without brakes applied

Brake indicator lights remain on as though they are applied, without depressing brake pedal. This is with lights on or off.

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Most likely your switch under the dash needs replacing, or you have a short, take a light and look under your dash up the brake pedal lever and you should be able to locate it, it will be a button most probably and it will be stuck in, or shorted.

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