why dont my brake lights work when i have my lights on

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Asked by Nov 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM about the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i turn my lights on my brake lights turn on, but when i press on the brake they shut
off.

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Your brake light switch is bad or has moved away from the brake pedal arm. It's located under the dash, behind the brake pedal arm, up near the fire wall.

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Thank you.

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No problem

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I put a new brake light switch in and it is still doing the same thing, and other suggestions. ??

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Hhhhmmmmmm.... Then I'm going to say that you have a short somewhere. Start at the tail lights and look at every wire follow them to junction points, connectors and grounds. If you know how to use a test light or a volt ohm meter it would be helpful.

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