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Brake lights stay on after turning engine off

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Sounds like your brake light switch is stuck. look under dash at top of brake pedal and find the switch. it has a push pin(plunger) that may be stuck in. Pull it out and check your lights. they should be off now. spray it lightly with a lube like wd40 and work it a few times to loosen. should do the trick, if not replace the switch usually about $8 - $12.

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If you are sure it is not normal behaviour (i.e. courtesy lights) amd they are not shutting off, you should change the brake switch. it is located above the brake pedal "arm" and it is usually white.you may see two of them. One is for the brake and one is for the cruise control.

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