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Q: Cruise control and taillights stay on

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My cruise control and taillights stay on.

A: The only thing that can cause this is a sho...

The only thing that can cause this is a short switch in the combination switch for the lights. The system would need to be check for shorts. This is not a common problem. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle's lights to determine what repairs are needed.

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