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2007 Mini Cooper Convertible Brake Lights

The brake lights are always on -- even when the car is in park. The emergency brake is not engaged.

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Sounds to me like the brake light switch is shorted and needs to be replaced. The brake light switch should be under the knee bolster above the brake pedal. Go to your nearest dealer and get a brake light switch and swap it out.

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