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2003 Mercury Sable when apply brakes hard theft light comes on

Tonight while driving my auto headlights turned off without warning. I then applied the brakes pretty firmly and the theft light came on. Later the headlight repeated the going out without warning and when I applied the brakes shortly after the anti lock brake light came on. Where should I start looking?

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Check the over load circuit breaker for the lights going out. Run fault codes to find the ABS/ Traction control sensor problem

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SOURCE: 2003 Mercury Sable headlight bulb replacement

This problem is now resolved, thanks to a prior post by sableowner.

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t1479995-2001_merc_sable_headlight_replacement

The 2003 Sable has the same headlight assembly and removal/replacement instructions as the 2001 Sable. Once I had this information in hand, bulb replacement was easy.

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SOURCE: brake lights for a 1996 Mercury Mystique

The "multifunction switch" is bad. In the old days, this was called the turn signal switch. The brake light wiring for the two non functioning lights goes through this switch. Have your mechanic check the wiring into and out of this switch. It's in the steering column.
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SOURCE: both brake lights and 3rd light in back window

it can be a few problems but i would start by checking the fuses. after that look under the dash where the brake pedal is. you will see a switch there that toggles on when you apply the brakes. i have to mention one other thing because i've had experience with it. check to make sure the bulbs are good. unless your car is equipped with a warning system or you check the brake lights often they may all be burned out over a period of time without you knowing it. a small trick to that is whenever you are backing up or near a something that you can see the back of your vehicle... apply the brakes... if you don't see lights on one or both sides it's time to start changing bulbs.
the tail lights working is independent of the brake lights as generally if it's the same bulb it will have two filiments.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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SOURCE: hazards, turn signal lights and brake lights do

sounds like a switch problem m8 get wiring diagram and fuse link the feed and output to indicators alone see if they work ok if so its the switch

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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SOURCE: The rear brake lights won't

You have a faulty Brake Light Switch, and it is stuck on.

Replace your brakelight switch. Until you replace it, you could pull the breaker out of the fuse panel in order to keep your battery from dying.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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