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my brake lights are not turning off when my car is off.

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There is a small switch or button behind the brake pedal. This turns on the brake lights when you push down on the brake pedal. It is often called the brake light switch or the brake light bumper, and they can stick and/or malfunction. Check this switch to see if it is engaged. Only further testing will tell. Good luck!

LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

Your brake light switch is most likely sticking and needs replacing.

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