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Q: Brake light not turning off

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My brake light won't turn off and is draining my battery.

A: Hi there. It sounds like your brake light s...

Hi there. It sounds like your brake light switch may be stuck. It is located under the brake pedal and when the pedal is pushed it turns the brake lights on. It may have become stuck or broken. I would recommend having a technician come out and replace the brake light switch and get the brake lights working again.

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