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Q: Brake light coming on.

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The brake light comes on randomly.

A: Brake lights that come on intermittently ar...

Brake lights that come on intermittently are likely caused by a faulty or misadjusted brake switch. The problem could also be caused by a short in the brake light wiring. A trained technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnosis and repair your brake lights saving you the hassle.

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