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Old 08-19-2003, 05:35   #1 (permalink)
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My brakes lights won't "go out" in my 2000 Taurus. Never had any other related wiring problems. Dealer suggested most likely cause was a "Brake Light Switch", so I bought a new one (not too expensive - $18), and installed in last night. Funny looking gadget - probably to accomodate the adjustable brake pedal. Same result. Brake lamps are both lit (along with center window mount stop lamp). I checked fuse #17 (what a STUPID place to put a fuse panel - you need to be a monkey to work in that location!!!). I have since removed fuse #17 so my battery won't drain and am of course not driving the car until solved. Dealer wants to charge for a complete wiring diagnosis (yeah, millions of dollars!).

Any ideas?
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Old 08-19-2003, 19:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Taurus: Brake Lights won't go out

Does the brake light illuminate with the switch disconnected. If it doesn't then there is a good chance that the switch is incorrectly adjusted against the brake pedal.

If the lights are still on with the wires removed from the switch then you have a wiring problem which will get a bit difficult to diagnose over the internet, but suffice to say they indicators may be involved.
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Re: 2000 Taurus: Brake Lights won't go out

No. When I disconnect the switch, or remove the harness, the lights go out. I have tried a new switch and same results. I have resorted to taking the problem to a dealer where they will spend 2 minutes fixing it, and charging me 2-3 hours labor regardless.
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Re: 2000 Taurus: Brake Lights won't go out

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Re: 2000 Taurus: Brake Lights won't go out

nb,
It sounds like the switch just needed adjusting, let us know how you got on.

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