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Hi, I have a 97 Subaru Outback with an electrical issue that seems to be stemming from a keyless entry system I don't use. The Brake lights will not go out, I am forced to disconnect the battery every time I drive. Have had trouble with the keyless entry before, lights would blink after a loss of battery power. Figured out that there was a reset button on the keyless entry system box located near the fuse box under the steering wheel. Can I disconnect this box, and should this fix the issue with my lights?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Nikki, If you are choosing not to use your keyless entry feature, for whatever reason, then yes you should be able to by-pass the system. You can do this by disconnecting the system and completing the circuit connection with a butt connection back into the harness that controls your brake lights, parking lights, and horn .

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Nikki, I would suggest having a technician take a look at the system. They will be able to tell you if the keyless entry is causing these problems. It sounds like it may be an aftermarket product that may not be installed properly. It would be hard to tell if this is causing your other problems without seeing the vehicle, but something a proper diagnostic could tell you. It should not be a problem to disconnect the keyless entry system. Lori Johnson

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