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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 FixYa.com!

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


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1997-99 Models
  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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Sep 24, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Brake lights stay on unless you remove the fuse


Sounds more like a brake light switch.

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It's probably your Clock Spring in your steering column. It's a tape strip of wires behind your steering wheel and if it snapped (which happens very easily) than your blinkers would not shut of automatically(when you turn them on you have to turn them off as well) your airbag light comes on and ceases to work, and most of the time your horn shuts down too. I've had that problem with two of my cars. A 1998 Ford Escort and a 2000 Kia Sephia (Which I dont recommend anyone purchasing. A recall was made on that car because it couldnt have a set of brake pads last more than a month. Sometimes the rotors had to be replaced as well.) Anywho. Have you mechanic look at that or go purchase one and put it in yourself.

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Brake lights stay on


thats brake light switch, its fairly easy to replace its pretty common

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