My tailights on my Eddie Bauer 2002 ford Explorer are staying on I can't turn them off, what could be the problem.

Asked by Oct 18, 2007 at 09:17 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

215

taillights or brake lights ? if latter check BOO switch operation (brakeonoff) switch

46,615

If taillights, investigate the wiring. I have seen the BOO switch cause brake lights to stay on in other vehicles.

Where is the BOO switch located. Thank You.

55

I had this same problem, took to my local garage. They said that the line that carries the signal that tells the car "Driver is not pushing the brake" comes loose. (Mind you, I know nothing about cars, so that's lay-man's terms) They took a pair of pliars and put a couple of kinks in the wire, and I have had no problems since (they also did it for free, took about 5 minutes). I also use to take the toe area of my foot, and put it behind the brake pedal and pull it towards me to cut the light off(prior to getting this problem fixed)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 68,498 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,760
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
489 Great Deals out of 20,186 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,154 Great Deals out of 231,767 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
900 Great Deals out of 71,652 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 40,105 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Durango
283 Great Deals out of 25,051 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
622 Great Deals out of 38,026 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Escape
1,238 Great Deals out of 106,987 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Highlander
569 Great Deals out of 42,840 listings starting at $2,009
Used Toyota 4Runner
329 Great Deals out of 29,799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
517 Great Deals out of 24,016 listings starting at $2,495
Used GMC Yukon
521 Great Deals out of 19,573 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
32,117 listings starting at $25,118
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 10,665 listings starting at $20,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
180 Great Deals out of 3,945 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
409 Great Deals out of 7,530 listings starting at $11,000
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
194 Great Deals out of 3,904 listings starting at $9,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.