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My rear tail light will not turn off. is there a

My rear tail light will not turn off. is there a short term fix so my battery doesn't die

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I take it your brakes lights are staying on?? This is caused froma worn stoplight switch that is connected to the top of the brake pedal. Try lifting up on the brake pedal. if the lights go off then you need an adjustment or a new switch. To keep from draining your battery you should remove the negative cable from your battery.

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PUT TIMER IN TAIL LIGHT AND IT WILL OF ON THAT TIME WHEN U WISH :)

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    PUT TIMER IN TAIL LIGHT AND IT WILL OF ON THAT TIME WHEN U WISH :)

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