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Old 09-21-2005, 05:04 AM
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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, 02:16 PM
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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, 04:41 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, 07:00 PM
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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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