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My brake lights will not go off unless I pull fuse #4 (Stop 10 A). The fuse that I pulled out looks like it is still good. I replaced it with a known good fuse but the lights stay on. What am I missing?

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Sounds like the brake light switch is bad. Look at the top of the break pedal arm and there should be a switch that is activited by the travel of the pedal.

If you have a mutlimeter handy, check it for continuity.....the circuit is open at rest and closes when you push on the pedal.

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