Question by  thecrwth (25)

What is causing my brake lights to stay on even after I turn the car off?

I have a Ford Explorer. I cannot figure this out.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well in most braking systems there is a tiny switched used to tell when there is pressure being applied to the pedal. When this malfunctions or becomes out of adjustment it thinks the brakes are always being allied. To fix this located the witch and adjust it so it just makes contact enough to turn off the light and work.


Answer by  JOHNEBEG (486)

Your brake light switch which is near the brake pedal. It is bad or out of adjustment. Wrong bulbs or a short can cause that too.


Answer by  69nova (389)

The most common problem will be that your brake switch is shorted or stuck in the engaged position. You will find the brake switch attached at the top of the brake pedal arm.


Answer by  magda (97)

check the fuse box that is located under the hood and see if the fuse for the break lights is burned or check the wires and the connection.

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