Tail lights won't turn off on my mercury sable 2003
My car is off right now, but the tailights are still on. it just started doing that today. When i push the break pedal it turns off. Almost like it's doing the opposite of what it is supposed to be doing.
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Re: tail lights won't turn off on my mercury sable 2003
If you will get Down to the Area where the Pedals are and Push the Brake Pedal with your Hand, You will be able to here the Brake Switch that is Causing this Problem. Locate it and Replace it. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
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In order to replace the light bulbs you will have to remove the entire rear light housing unit. In order to do this you must do the following:
1.Open the trunk.
2.Loosen the trunk lining in order to reach the 4 nuts that are located on the right or left side and hold the light housing in place.
3.You loosen the trunk lining fabric by removing two small, black plastic fasteners that anchor the trunk lining fabric. These either screw loose or you will need to pop off using a blunt- nosed pliers ( a flat head screwdriver works in a pinch) by first pulling the square bit out (towards the direction of the back seat,) followed by the circular components.
4.Pull the fabric loose on either the left or right side to expose the 4 nuts holding the light assembly in place.
5.Now, look for the four gold colored washer and nut assemblies surrounding the tail-light assembly. Find yourself a 7/16 socket and remove those washers and nuts. The tail-light itself should be able to pop- out, otherwise you've missed a washer- nut.
6.Ease the tail- light assembly off of it's perch on the car and hold it red- side down. This will expose the wiring and "turn- locks" for the blinker and tail- light.
7.Remove the bulbs from the assembly by turning the turn- locks in the direction (counter- clockwise) indicated by the plastic molding, and pulling upwards, off of the tail- light assembly.
8.Pull the bulb from the turn- lock with a moderate tug of the hand.
Some cars can be reset by turning the ignition to on and waiting a while to reset. Could be as much as 10 minutes. The light will stop flashing when it is reset. Others have a different process. If you have the owners manual it may tell how to do this.
This may work also and a lot faster.
insert the key in the drivers door, turn left, then right to disarm and reset it.
make sure that the gas cap have a rubber gasket in it if it has accidentaly dropped off while you removed to fill the tnk it will not seal properly and create a vacum leak causing the ecm to turn on the light.
or did you have an accident or did you run over any thing that could have damaged the vapor canister at the bottom of the vehicle and if this is the case you will see the light on because a damaged canister can cause a vacum leak