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Hi i have 98 sl500 which has rear brake lights on and wont go off /// i have replaced the brake switch no success /// would more than appreciate a return call thank very much

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  • jdesousa09 Mar 24, 2011

    here is some info that may help / car is off for say 24hrs / turn ign key no brake lights /fire up engine brakelights come on and stays on again ///will continue to stay even after you shut the engine off////its stays on for ? mark of time /. as if cools down or bleeds off ///hope this helps to point a finger ///thank you again

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Hi, all vehicle brake lights use a switch to determine if the lights are on or off. This switch, known as a stoplight switch, consists of a plunger-style button that breaks and completes a circuit. When the brake pedal is pressed, the plunger comes outward, completes the circuit and the lights turn on. There are several faults that can make your brake lights stay on. The circuit may go bad and remain completed, or the rubber stopper on the brake pedal stalk could fall off or come apart. If nothing is keeping the plunger pressed in, the circuit remains open.

You have to check the circuit and the rubber stopper on the brake pedal stalk to ascertain the cause of the problem....

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