WTH is goin on here?

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ajlewis
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WTH is goin on here?

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I have a problem with my 91 hatch that I've never had with any car. The brake lights won't go out! ...even when the car is off. I removed the fuse and that made no difference, they're still on. The only way to get them to shut off is to disconnect the battery. (which is now dead) Most of the trouble I've had with this car has been electrical. I'm obviously no mechanic.
Any thoughts??

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91hatchligon
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Re: WTH is goin on here?

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If the wiring hasn't been butchered then pulling the fuse will kill the circuit and turn off the lights maybe you didn't pull the correct fuse? If the wiring has been messed with/butchered then its going to take some hunting to find the problem. Do the lights get brighter when you press the brake? Or are they stuck on full bright as if you are hitting the brakes all the time? another thing to check is pull each fuse and replace it one at a time until they turn off that will give you an idea where they are wired wrong.

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Re: WTH is goin on here?

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I bet the little rubber stopper for the brake light switch is gone. Look on the brake pedal, there will be a small switch attached to it that when the brakes are pressed it pulls the pedal away from the switch and the brake lights turn on. You'll probably see a hole there now. There is a plug that goes there and they wear out over time.

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