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I have a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer and the brake lights stay on when I turn off the engine. I have to go back in the car and push the brake pedal to turn off the lights. How do I fix this problem?

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Check your brake switch if its sticking or damaged.....and also your brake pedal travel. Hopefully this helps

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