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My brake lights will not go off when I turn the car off

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Check brake light switch above brake pedal. Pull the connector off the switch. If the lights go out, replace the switch. If not, try pulling the brake pedal relay out of it's socket. The lights should go out. Take out another similar relay and push it in the stop light relay socket. If this fixes the problem, buy a new relay.

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Sounds like the brake light switch is either stuck on.

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