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Brake light stays on/will not go out when brakes are released

I checked the fuses and they are good. The problem seems to be that they are reciving power contantly. They will not go out and I have to pull the fuse so the batt will not run down. Can someone help please?

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It sounds to me your brake liht switch is bad or came out of adjustment look uner the edge of your dash at the top of our brake peddle there will be a box on a solid part your brake peddle will have a part that touches the brake switch push the switch toward the brake peddle see if the lights go out if not replace the switch. hope this helps.

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