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Brake lights stay on continuous

The brake lights stay on all the time & will not go off unless I unhook the battery.

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  • blown69lt1 May 20, 2009

    The brake light switch is unhooked, I can remove fuses & relays 1 at a time & nothing makes them go off except unhooking the battery.

  • blown69lt1 May 20, 2009

    someone has installed a new alternator, I unhooked it & it did not help. Is there such a thing as a brake reluctor relay in the circuit. I need a manual.

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Sounds like you have a jammed or bad brake light switch.  It is mounted on the brake pedal.  Check to make sure it isn't jammed somehow.  If not, you probably need to replace.  Hope this helps.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Keith Heavilin
    Keith Heavilin May 20, 2009

    Did anything lead up to the brake lights not turning off, dead battery or something?

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