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2004 pontiac aztek rear red tail lights will not go off the brake pedal is just short of being full return can move it up to get lights off or disconnect battery howver when i do pull brake pedal up it won't stay up and tail lights come on again

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This is caused by a defective return spring or a spring that has become disconnected. I am not completely sure the type this car uses. There are generally two ways this is done. The more common way today has the spring in the Mastercylinder. some vehicles, usually older ones, still use an actual coil spring to pull the pedal back. It hooks under the dash somewhere. Also some vehicles actually have adjustable switches for the tail lights if the switch is mounted down near the pedal.
I suggest that the main spring in the master cylinder is bad. Usually these are replaced as a unit.

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