Why does my breaklights stay on? Every month I have replaced the break light switch. It has melted plastic on it, so the last time, I changed all the wiring going to the switch.

Asked by Oct 26, 2012 at 03:28 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Something has to be wrong that I am not finding....simple I hope, but every month or two, the lights will not go off, unless I stick a wedge up into the top of the break where the button is on the break light switch. If I don't do this, it drains the battery. I had to get a new battery last month. Thinking that would work, and now....its doing it again! Argggh!

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In front of the plunger (button on sw) there should be rubber plug flat that goes in a hole right in front of the plunger, the sw may be adjustable as well ( depth ) the pedal when in the up position the plunger should not be visible and lights off. Hope that helps

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