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Brakelights my brakelights stay on all the time, even when the car is off. the red running lights do not work, bue the backup lights do - - - what do I do? fyi: I recently had a new horn installed with a button on the dashboard- - - a new horn on thw steering wheel going through a new airbag was to expensive

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You have a brake light switch on your brake pedal. First check to see that the switch is closing when the pedal is off. Then check your light bulbs and fuses for the tail lights.

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I have a 1999 Ford contour lx neither the brake lights nor the turn signals will work what would cause this


a fuse number 24,,,
The following specifications are for the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique manufactured throughout 1995-2000.
Fuses Rating Color Circuit Engine bay fuse box 1 80 Black Power supply to main fuse box 2 60 Yellow Radiator fan 3 60 Yellow ABS 4 20 Yellow Daytime running lights 5 30 Light green Fog lamp 6 30 Light green Not used 7 30 Light green ABS 8 30 Light green Air pump 9 20 Light bue PCM module 10 20 Light bue Ignition switch 11 3 Violet PCM memory 12 15 Light bue Horn & hazard flasher 13 15 Light bue Oxygen sensor 14 15 Light bue Fuel pump 15 10 Red Right-hand low beam Passenger compartment fuse box 16 10 Red Left-hand low beam 17 10 Red Right-hand high beam 18 10 Red Left-hand high beam 19 7.5 Brown Heated door mirrors 20 10 Black Windshield wipers 21 30 Light green Electric windows 22 7.5 Brown ABS 23 15 Light bue Reverse lights 24 15 Light bue Brake lights 25 20 Yellow Door locks 26 20 Yellow Main light 27 15 Light bue Cigarette lighter 28 30 Light green Power seats 29 30 Light green Heated rear window 30 7.5 Brown Engine management 31 7.5 Brown Instrument pannel lights 32 7.5 Brown Radio 33 7.5 Brown Front and rear sidelights (left) 34 7.5 Brown Interior lighting & clock 35 7.5 Brown Front and rear sidelights (right) 36 30 Light green Air bag 37 30 Light green Heated blower 38 Unused Relays Color Circuit Location Engine bay fuse box R1 Green Daytime running lights (Canada) R2 Black Radiator fan (high speed) R3 Blue AC cut-out R4 Brown AC clutch R5 Dark green Radiator fan (low speed) R6 Yellow Starter R7 Brown Horns R8 Brown Fuel pump R9 White Low beam headlights R10 White High beam headlights R11 Brown PCM power supply Passenger compartment fuse box R12 White Interior and courtesy lights R13 Yellow Heated rear window R14 Yellow Heated blower R15 Green Windshield wiper motor R16 Black Ignition R17 Unused R18 Black One touch window switch Driver's door R19 Blue Cruise control cut-off Central fuse box bracket R20 Unused R21 Unused R22 White Fog lights Interface module bracket R23 Black Turn signals Steering column R24 White Left-hand flasher Door lock module bracket R25 White Right-hand flasher Door lock module bracket R26 Unused Bulbs / Lights Wattage Type Low beam headlamp 55 9006 Halogen High beam headlamp 55 9005 Halogen Parking / Side light 5 2357A Wedge Front turn signal 21 2357A Bayonet Rear turn signal 21 1157 Bayonet Tail light 21 1157 Bayonet Stop light 21 1157 Bayonet High mount stop light 5 2723 Bayonet Fog/Driving light 55 893 Halogen License plate 5 6418 Festoon Reverse light 21 1156 Bayonet Front sidemarker 5 2357A Wedge Glove box Map light 5 64111 Wedge Dome light 10 6411 Feston Step/Courtesy light Trunk/Cargo area Engine compartment 10 89 Wedge Instrument-general Automatic trans indicator

Apr 15, 2015 | 1999 Ford Contour

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The following specifications are for the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique manufactured throughout 1995-2000.
Fuses Rating Color Circuit
Engine bay fuse box
1 80 Black Power supply to main fuse box
2 60 Yellow Radiator fan
3 60 Yellow ABS
4 20 Yellow Daytime running lights
5 30 Light green Fog lamp
6 30 Light green Not used
7 30 Light green ABS
8 30 Light green Air pump
9 20 Light bue PCM module
10 20 Light bue Ignition switch
11 3 Violet PCM memory
12 15 Light bue Horn & hazard flasher
13 15 Light bue Oxygen sensor
14 15 Light bue Fuel pump
15 10 Red Right-hand low beam
Passenger compartment fuse box
16 10 Red Left-hand low beam
17 10 Red Right-hand high beam
18 10 Red Left-hand high beam
19 7.5 Brown Heated door mirrors
20 10 Black Windshield wipers
21 30 Light green Electric windows
22 7.5 Brown ABS
23 15 Light bue Reverse lights
24 15 Light bue Brake lights
25 20 Yellow Door locks
26 20 Yellow Main light
27 15 Light bue Cigarette lighter
28 30 Light green Power seats
29 30 Light green Heated rear window
30 7.5 Brown Engine management
31 7.5 Brown Instrument pannel lights
32 7.5 Brown Radio
33 7.5 Brown Front and rear sidelights (left)
34 7.5 Brown Interior lighting & clock
35 7.5 Brown Front and rear sidelights (right)
36 30 Light green Air bag
37 30 Light green Heated blower
38 Unused
Relays Color Circuit Location
Engine bay fuse box
R1 Green Daytime running lights (Canada)
R2 Black Radiator fan (high speed)
R3 Blue AC cut-out
R4 Brown AC clutch
R5 Dark green Radiator fan (low speed)
R6 Yellow Starter
R7 Brown Horns
R8 Brown Fuel pump
R9 White Low beam headlights
R10 White High beam headlights
R11 Brown PCM power supply
Passenger compartment fuse box
R12 White Interior and courtesy lights
R13 Yellow Heated rear window
R14 Yellow Heated blower
R15 Green Windshield wiper motor
R16 Black Ignition
R17 Unused
R18 Black One touch window switch Driver's door
R19 Blue Cruise control cut-off Central fuse box bracket
R20 Unused
R21 Unused
R22 White Fog lights Interface module bracket
R23 Black Turn signals Steering column
R24 White Left-hand flasher Door lock module bracket
R25 White Right-hand flasher Door lock module bracket
R26 Unused
Bulbs / Lights Wattage Type
Low beam headlamp 55 9006 Halogen
High beam headlamp 55 9005 Halogen
Parking / Side light 5 2357A Wedge
Front turn signal 21 2357A Bayonet
Rear turn signal 21 1157 Bayonet
Tail light 21 1157 Bayonet
Stop light 21 1157 Bayonet
High mount stop light 5 2723 Bayonet
Fog/Driving light 55 893 Halogen
License plate 5 6418 Festoon
Reverse light 21 1156 Bayonet
Front sidemarker 5 2357A Wedge
Glove box
Map light 5 64111 Wedge
Dome light 10 6411 Feston
Step/Courtesy light
Trunk/Cargo area
Engine compartment 10 89 Wedge
Instrument-general
Automatic trans indicator

on Apr 15, 2015 | Ford Contour Cars & Trucks

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Tail lights stay on with ignition off


The brakelight switch is located somewhere on your brake pedal arm. On many cars, there is a small rubber piece that the brakelight switch makes contact with. If that piece of rubber falls off the tail lights will stay on all the time. Look around in your floorboard for pieces of rubber or plastic. You can find another piece of rubber and glue it on if this happens. Or if the one that fell off is intact just glue it back on with superglue.

Or the brakelight switch could be stuck.

Oct 02, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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Hey Guys, need some crazy help ! So here`s the deal, i have a accent 1996 5 doors, and my turn signals and brakelights ( as in not when i press the pedal , but when they are just on for the night ) and...


Turn signal are not meant to stay on. Brake lights only come on when you press the brake pedal.Then you have tail lights that are totally different from brake and signals light.they are for night use.

Feb 11, 2011 | 2000 Hyundai Accent

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Tail lights stay on when car is off


Check this 1st.With the car running,turn on the headlights.If the taillight gets brighter,it's the brakelight that is staying on.Turn the headlights off to see if that then makes it less bright.If so.try lifting the brake pedal up.If the taillights go out,it is the brakelight sensor switch that is hooked up to the brake pedal.This is a small pushswitch,located at the top of the brake pedal in the inside of the car.It will have 2 wires connected to it.It either needs adjusting or is faulty.Hope this helps

Jul 30, 2009 | 1996 Honda Civic

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With the ignition off, the rear tail lights won't turn off


hiya if the rear lights are remaining on ? with no ignition it will be the brake lights staying on this is easily remendied/ checked by trypulling the brake pedal up by hand and see if lights go off ? if so then you will need to adjust the b/light switch which is positioned adjacent to pedal and can be screwed inwards towards the pedal untill the plunger on switch is pushed into the switch which puts lights off ensure pedal is fully up then adjust switch reconnect the wire/plug and press pedal slightly to ensure b/lights operate ok and then go off with pedal released ? on hyundai the brakelights do not req ignition on to operate hence more likely problem is as above good luck

Oct 10, 2008 | 2000 Hyundai Accent

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Reply to brake lights


OK, I thinking it is the brakelight switch now. Take it to a mechanic and get him to change it for you. Ask for a cole hersee brakelight switch. (better quality) this will fix the problem.

Jun 04, 2008 | 2004 Chrysler Crossfire

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Rear lights


This could the problem with the brake switch get it checked it will fix the issue.................

Jun 04, 2008 | 2004 Chrysler Crossfire

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