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Old 09-21-2005, 04:04 AM
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Default Brake lights stuck on when headlights on, parking lights come on when pressing brake...

Got a weird issue that hopefully someone can help out with.

My brake lights are stuck on when the headlights are turned on. When I turn the headlights off, the brake lights work as normal, except that my parking lights come on and the dashboard dims when I press the brake.

I checked the fusebox to the left of the dash and under the hood and nothing was blown. Could this be a faulty relay? Any other ideas what it could be?

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Old 09-21-2005, 01:16 PM
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Default RE: Brake lights stuck on when headlights on, parking lights come on when pressing brake...

My fist check would be all the bulbs. Give them a close look for a brighter
or dimmer bulb.. sounds like its back feeding power in a circuit.
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Old 09-21-2005, 03:41 PM
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Thanks, I'll check that out. I noticed one of the bulbs in the brake light within the window works sometimes and doesn't work at others. If I can figure out how to get at those, I'll take a look at it. I assume that if I remove the bulbs one-by-one, it'd stop having this issue if I removed the right bulb?

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Old 09-21-2005, 06:00 PM
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Default RE: Brake lights stuck on when headlights on, parking lights come on when pressing brake...

That wasn't it, exactly, but it led me to the right path. The problem was actually some wiring for a trailor-light plug that was connected to two wires. Whoever did that should be shot...because, uh...yeah..it wasn't, uh, me...yeah....no really... uh... gotta go!

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