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Q: Brake lights staying on.

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The brake lights stay on when I turn off the car.

A: Hi there, Chances are the brake light swit...

Hi there, Chances are the brake light switch is faulty. My advice is to have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose and repair the brake light switch circuit. Fuse 14 can be removed when the car is not in use in order to prevent the battery from being drawn down, but never operate the vehicle with 14 removed.

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