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Either the brake switch is sticking in the on position or the light is being fed power from a different circuit. To test the switch, find the connections on the brake pedal bracket under the dash and disconnect the wires. The brake lights should extinguish if the switch is stuck in the on position. To check for feeds from other circuits remove the fuses one by one until you identify the culprit. Start with the fuse for the brake lights first. I am guessing tjat with the ingnition turned off that the lights go out?

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