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Brake lights stay on when my head lights are turned on? 1998 vwgl

When I turn my head lights on the rear brake lights stay on also? never did this before? Is it the brake light switch above foot brake?

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You could possibly have daytime-running headlights as a feature for your vehicle.I have a '94 Mark VIII and the Canadian version of my Mark VIII have daytime-running headlights--the lights are on as long as the vehicle is on.

If it's not a feature of your specific vehicle--after you checked--then you have an electrical issue.

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Check the tail light bulbs, One may be shorted & feeding voltage to brake lights. Check sockets & wiring. Yes, the brake light switch is above the foot brake.

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