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Break lights only go off when i take fuse out???help

The breaks in the rear of the car stay on all the time i have to take fuse out to make them go off what is the problem?

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  • srowell Apr 16, 2009

    can you replace it yourself or do you have to take it to someone?

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This is caused by a defective brake light switch.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    yadayada Apr 16, 2009

    thanks for trying? the answer is correct. You can replace it yourself. do this for free on my own time.

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