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Brake light stays on at all times, ive changed pedal switch

Brake lights stay on on my 1985 Nissan 300zx.

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  • jlester85 May 29, 2009

    i have changed the brake light switch, checked the fuse and a little pink box at the back of the car. Is thier a relay or some thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    i have already rplacedthe ake light switch why do they stay on

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Change the brake light switch.Located at the pedal

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