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Electrical Brake lights staying on

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by salvageyard saviour, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. salvageyard saviour

    salvageyard saviour FEOA Member

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    When I came home yesterday my 96 LX wagon that was sitting in the driveway had it's brake lights on. I last drove it the day before. Keys were out of the ignition. Pulled the fuses for stop and tail lights even disconnected pedal switch. Had to disconnect the battery.

    Today played with pedal switch and wiring at rear right light. Noticed 12v on both wires of switch connector.

    Now,connect battery and brake lights off until pedal pressed then they stay on until battery disconnect.
    All other lights work as should. Drives normal

    Is there a relay I should look for or stay looking at the hatch back?
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Should have a rubber bumper around brake switch. When this falls apart the lights stay on
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    First thing I looked at. Even pressed the plunger in on the switch manually also pulled connector off switch. Lights still on
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    Maybe the the plunger is stuck internally?

    John
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    I believe the switch is closed when pedal down and open when pedal up lights off.

    Wouldn't undoing connector be the same as open?

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