Question about 1998 Mercury Villager
I replaced the lower break light switch on my 1998 Mercury Villager as the old switch would cause the break lights to stay on even after i stopped the vehicle running my the battery down. Once I replaced the switch it solved the problem for a day but the next morning I found my battery dead again. The problem seems to be the switch because the lights shut off after I remove the fuse for same. Do I have a short? I can't imagine that the switch I purchased is bad also.
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Brake light circuit goes through turn signal switch. Do turn signals work ok? Does high mount stop lamp do this too? If you disconnect brake switch, do the lights go off? Do you have trailer tow? Maybe that wire is an issue. I would check brake switch first again. Maybe out of position.
I think you need to adjust the switch.
ADJUSTMENTS Brake Pedal Position (BPP) Switch
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most likely the parking brake shoes need to be replaced. they have a tendency to rust and break off and the brake wont hold
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Be sure to ALWAYS have more than 1/4 of gasoline in your tank, this may be caused when having it below that. Also having less than 1/4 could damage your fuel pump wich is an expensive part, so it's good on taking care of it.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
SOURCE: emergency brake for 1999 cougar
Not likely! cause the length wouldn't be right or the way it mounts. You could use one off of another cougar within a couple years make of yours.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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i had a similar problem, and it was the turn signal lever assembly. Get rude with the lever testing the turn signals, and see if it works. Mine specifically had a problem in the very end of the lever. I swapped it out, and brake and turn signals worked like they were supposed to. Also, make sure you disconnect your battery before swapping the lever assembly, as your truck will enter into security mode when the ignition assembly is removed for access.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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