when I apply break break lights stay on what could be the case of this ?? its in a 86 ranger any help would be great

Edward Gillings

Asked by Mar 24, 2015 at 11:08 AM about the 1986 Ford Ranger STX Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also I have 2 draws from battery one is caused by the break fuse ??? How do I track down
the other one?? Thanks

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It's not the fuse that causes the draw. If you remove the fuse, it just breaks the connection stopping the draw from occurring. It may be the break switch that is under the dash on the very top of your break peddle. I'm guessing it's sticking and causing your brake lights to stay on. Or if your vehicle has a tail light relay, the relay may be bad. I would first change out the relay if you have one. If problem persists, I would then change out the brake peddle switch. Here are some pics.

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