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1999 Windstar. Tail light stay on when switch is off.

Not the brake lights. If I turn the ignition key off and on a couple time, sometimes the tail lights go off.

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  • SJDSINGH Apr 23, 2009

    2000 windstar rear light flashing and won't start. New battery 6 mths.need help

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    2000 Windstar with the same problem, tail light stays on even after turning off vehicle.



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SOURCE: tail lights stay on

This may not help but it is a possible source of the problem.
With a flashlight, crawl half under the dashboard and follow the brake pedal suspension up to its pivot point and look for an assembly that is related to it that has one or perhaps two wires coming from it.
This is a common way of detecting brake pedal useage and is a switch that contacts on release; in other words, a 'normally closed' switch that is held 'open' until the brake pedal is pressed.  When pressed, the contacts close and supply either ground or +12 to the brake light circuit.
These switches are normally mounted on a bracket and the switch body may have fairly long threads allowing adjustment so that when the brake pedal is released, the button of the switch is depressed enough to open the circuit again and extinguish the brake lights.  

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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I had the same problem with my 2004 TL, and it was the brake light switch. It is very easy to replace. (10 min) I ordered one from for only $6.95. To replace: Remove the black cover under the steering wheel, down by the fuses (held in place by rubber pins and clips - no screws) Locate the switch on the arm of the brake pedal. Unplug the switch, twist the old switch out and install the new one - it's simple!

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: brake lights stay on all the time. tail light 95 mercury villager

Just had the same thing happen to our minivan.......went to the Nissan dealer, since the Villager and the Nissan are the same van, and they actually had the parts in stock. Tell them what is wrong and have them pull up the schematic. You need 2 plastic buttons that push in the holes by the brake pedal. It cost about $10 for the 2 of them.

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SOURCE: Tail Lights & Brake Lights stay on even when car is turn off

you need a brake light stop switch. it is located on the brake pedal at the top. really easy to change out.

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SOURCE: my tail lights and brake lights stay on even when ignition off

bad earth to lamp clusters usually when tow bar electrics fitted - or chaffed wired in lamp feed

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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