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1998 ford escort the brake light stays on after engine is turned off.

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Is there any brake fluid leaks anywhere?
Check your Brake Fluid Level in your Master Cylinder Reservoir. If it is too low, this will trigger the Brake Light. This is the number 1 reason for the warning light to trigger.
Also: there is an electrical connection adjacent to the Reservoir. Check this connection. Unplug, check the metal connectors (both) for any corrosion or oxidation (whiting) and remove this from the metal. Replug and recheck operation.
Further: what is the condition of your Brake Pads and/or Brake Shoes? Pads or Shoes that are worn out (very low) will trigger this.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have any additional infomation, problems or questions. Feel free to contact me at!

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The brake lights stay on it,s a 1998 ford escort

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove the underdash panel to access the switch.
  3. Unplug the switch electrical connection.
  4. Unscrew the switch and remove it from the pedal. Fig. 2: The electrical connector (arrow) plugs directly into the brake light switch 90989g02.gif
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Sounds more like a brake light switch.

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