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Back brake lights always on when transmission out of park

Brake lights work OK when transmission in park, as soon as you go in gear, rear brake lights come on. Upper stop light is disconnected as it filled up with water. In reverse, backup lights come on and brake lights go out, but problem is not always repeatable.

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Check the wiring in the rear lamps. Look for corrosion int the plugs.

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It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.

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my 05 has 3 nuts that hold the taillight assembly onto the car. in the trunk, pull the matting back, my be some snaps holding or cargo hooks. unscrew or pull, then take the 3 nuts off and entire tail light assembly should come off. Then twist out the correct but connector.

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