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Brake lights stay on when car is parked and not started how can i fix this

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  • Raymond Ramirez
    Raymond Ramirez May 11, 2010

    under the floor panel where you hit the break you will see the switch. it maybe full of dust. clean the actuating switch and then try the peddle again

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You have a short in the electrical system somewhere. I have seen this problem before and she had to take it to the dealer to track down what turned out to be a short going from the ecu to the brake system. That was a spendy fix in a jeep.

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