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Brake lights stay on

I have a problem with my brake lights staying on. I did find what looks like a rubber washer, about 3/4" wide and 3/8" thick along with what looks like a stem that probably belongs attached to the washer. Could this be my problem, and, if so, how do I rectify it?

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Lenore DeLitizia
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I had the same problem. There was an extra washer but the post broke off as soon as I tried to push it through the hole. I use a large, upholstery type tack with a rounded top and stuck the old washer on from behind to hold it in place. Cost $0.00 !

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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I had the same problem and went to 2 Ford dealers and they do not have that blue spacer part. I bought some rubber washers the kind you use to fix a faucet and used that instead. It seems to be holding. I can't believe that Ford does not make this part available anymore.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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    The blue spacer is located near the top of the brake pedal assembly. If you don't have cruise control there should be a spare spacer. However I used the spare and it fell apart in a couple of weeks. I have a feeling that the spacer was made in Mexico, the same place these cars were assembled.

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I think I have the same problem... I have a 98 Ford Escort, and I noticed yesterday that my brake lights won't go off (until the it runs the battery completley down, obviously). Where would this rubber washer/bumper be located in my car?

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

The same thing just happened to me.

Take the washer to the dealer. It is called a bumper. Cost me $3.20.

Just takes a little muscle to jam the new one in place.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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