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    Default brake lights work without key in ignition

    noticed this morning that my brake lights still work after i switch the car off and take the key out. is this normal. not sure how long this would go on for, i had to rush into work.

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    Yup normal. It stops when you take your foot of the brake.
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    Useful for when braking without engine running is required e.g. when being towed

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    Nothing new.

    The Rover 25 had brake lights which worked without the key in the ignition - as have numerous other cars.

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    Just never seen that before. Thanks for the input guys.

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    Think a similar post was made about 2 weeks ago.

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    Noticed this last weekend when I locked the brakes on whilst doing my cambelt.

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    maybe cause the mornings are darker people are noticing

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasarab View Post
    it stops when you take your foot of the brake.
    pmsl

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    I have a box of matches like that,

    They work the first time I use them but after that they dont lol

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