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Brake lights refuse to turn off.

Brake lights stay on even when the ignition is turned off and keys are removed.

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  • dabney Jul 24, 2009

    This is a '98.

  • dabney Jul 24, 2009

    What will this switch look like?

  • dabney Jul 24, 2009

    What will this switch look like?

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Your brake light switch is stuck. It is located on the brake pedal and they will do this sometimes. You can replace this part for relatively cheap and it doesn't take very long. The other option is to spray it with some WD-40 and try to work it out. Do one of these two things and you will be good to go. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

  • Keith Heavilin
    Keith Heavilin Jul 24, 2009

    It will look something like this:


    I can't tell if this is the exact one for your car, but you are looking for something that has plugs going into it and when the brake pedal is pressed in there is a button that goes in. Let me know. Keith.

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