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Power going to brake lights leaving them on when car is not on. What could be causing this

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Could be a bad/mis-adjusted brakelight switch

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The brake light wire leaves the brake switch and goes into the turn signal switch. They often share the same wire: the rear turn signals and the brake lights. When turning, that side is routed through the turn flasher, but you get a steady brake light on the other side.
So you have power to the brake switch. Pull apart the connector for the turn signal switch, and see if you have power in on the brake wire (with brake depressed of course) going into the turn switch. If you have power in, plug the connector together, and see if you can backprobe the connector with test light or voltmeter, looking for power out to the rear brake lights. If power in, but no power out, the turn switch is probably bad.

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It could be the turn signal switch, since the brake wire travels through the turn switch after it leaves the brake switch and then goes to the bulbs. That is how you get a steady brake light on one side, and a blinking light on the turning side. The rear turn signal lights and brake lights share the same filament in the bulbs (and the same wire). The wire on the turning side has to first travel through the flasher relay.
If you have a test light, first check for power out of the brake light switch with the pedal depressed. Then check for power in and power out at the turn switch connector-power in on the brake light wire and power out on either of the wires going to the rear bulbs-if no power out, the turn switch is bad-brake pedal still depressed so you still have the signal.

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My car suddenly within 2 to 3 minutes lost all battery power after i just drove for at least 30 miles also when the car was dead i opened the door with the key once open no power no key in the ignition i...


This problem, without a complete diagnosis of the vehicle, may be indicating a problem with the brake pedal position switch, which is located on top of the brake pedal. When actuated (or on), the switch will draw power from the system and leave the brake lights on. It is entirely possible that the vehicle had been driving with the brake lights constantly on. It is also possible, and I have seen this happen, that the switch develops a short and draws constant power while at the same time leaving the brake lights out completely. It is often evidenced by melted wires at the connection to the switch. Then again, any other item can be causing parasitic current draw.

In order to rule out other issues, a complete charging system test is needed. It could be just as likely that the system is so low on battery voltage and any noise under the dash is a motor or actuator drawing a small amount of power trying to start. Pushing the brake pedal closes a large circuit, which can drain the remaining power and stop the actuator or motor in question.

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The brake lamp circuits do branch off and go to several control modules. This is ONLY for module INPUT to tell the module that the brakes are being applied. These modules include:
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The ONLY way that any of these modules could be affecting the operation of your brake lamps is if there is an internal short to ground in the module that is causing the brake lamp fuse to blow.

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