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Brake lights My 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 rear brake lights will not turn off , even with the car parked and not on or running.

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I have a 98 and had the same problem just today, I found the problem by looking up where the pedal goes to and you will see two switches that the pedal hits when released, its the switch on the left side of the car, you will notice two (well one is prolly missing since the lights wont go off) blueish rubber pads on the brake pedal that hit the switches. since the one that goes to the switch to turn the lights off is gone go out and buy a small plastic body push screw to insert in the hole the old pad was in. there ya go all fixed

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LOOK AT UR BRAKE PEDEL THER WILL BE A SWITH ON IT THIS IS WHAT WORKS UR BRAKE LIGHTS

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