1997 Chrysler Town and Country

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1997 Chrysler Town and Country

The rear lights in my van won't go off after I turn the car off. What does that mean?
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 7:42 AM

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Tiny
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Is it the brake lights or the parking lights?
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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I believe it is the brake light.
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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There is a brake light switch on the top of the brake pedal. Chances are it is out of adjustment or bad. WHen the lights are on, check it to see if it is pushing the switch in far enough to shut the lights.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
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Thank you that did work. Is this something that can be repaired or changed?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 7:18 AM
Tiny
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Chances are the switch is loose or it needs adjusted. Check closely for a means to adjust it. If you can get it to turn off, then adjustment should take care of it.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:03 AM
Tiny
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This brake light issue is really starting to bug me. Sometimes I push in the switch when I get out the car and I don't have any more problems until I drive again, but there are sometimes the light comes back on after I have been out the car for hours. How do I go about changing this switch. Is it something I can do myself or do I need to take the car to a professional. Thank you
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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You can do it yourself. It is just bolted in place and then there is a plug to disconnect if from the wiring. However, are you sure it doesn't just need adjusted. Most are threaded and then a lock nut hold it in place where it should be. It may just be a matter of moving it closer to the brake pedal so it pushes the switch further.

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 AT 10:16 PM

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