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My 87 ford rangers brake lights will not go out unless i unhook the turn signal switch. I thought it was the brake light switch but i unpluged it and they stayed on so i tested it and shows to be good so i thought maybe it was the turn signal switch so i found two used ones, one i know should be good the other not sure about, but got the same results out of all three switchs. Even tried pulling fuses and nothing else will kill them. NEED HELP! I would like to get it back on the road. What in the world could be causing this? THANKS! Robert.

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You must have some wires shorted together somewhere

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Replace your flasher unit

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