brake light stays on all the time


Asked by May 03, 2014 at 08:39 PM about the 1995 Mercury Villager 3 Dr GS Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

even with the car not running

7 Answers


Pull up on your brake pedal. If it then don't go out unplug the switch that touches the brake pedal arm. If it then goes out replace the switch.

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brake light still stays on after replacing switch

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Will it go off with switch unplugged?

Paul Lassiter

I have a Mercury villager that did the same thing. turns out that there is a hole on the brake pedal and the switch would go through it instead of engaging. I put a nut and bolt in the hole and adjusted the switch, it now works like it is supposed to.

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Do I fix it


Fix it


In the "hole" on the brake pedal arm, there WAS a plastic "button" that, when in place protruded enough to push the brake light switch into the off position. In my case, that plastic button had broken off. I wedged a screw driver betweent he pedal arm and the switch that worked to turn the brake lights off - until I can get back out in the DAYLIGHT to try to find a machine bolt to replace the plastic "button."

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