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Brake lights still on..05 volvo xc90

Thanks, i tried disconnecting the brake light switch...but the brake lights still stay on!

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If the switch itself is not faulty you probably have a short somewhere in the wiring harness.That could be hundres of places so I am not sure after that... Sorry

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  • kdonley920 Sep 08, 2011

    I've got the same problem with my 2005 XC90 - it was sitting in the garage with the brake lights stuck on! Disconnect switch and they are still on, puzzling.. Let me know if you every figured out what was wrong with your same issue. Thanks,

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