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Ford Focus brake lights staying on all the time and third brake light not working.

Hello again Flapjack,

You were right. My problems were the result of "pinched wires" in the area of the unbilical between the car body and the rear hatch, causing an open circuit to the third brake light and a short circuit to the brake lights.

Problem was repaired at dealership and a cost of 2 hours diagnostic and repair labour. Approximately $200.oo Canadian dollars.

I'm good to go now.



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Great Result - glad to have helped.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    you might give me a fixya for this now that it is fixed.


  • jcanelakes Jun 18, 2011

    The problem is simply to replace the bulbs in the High-Mounted Brake Light. Cost: $15.00 for the bulbs. I had this problem and fixed it today. Very simple.

  • jcanelakes Jun 18, 2011

    I meant the "solution", not the problem!



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