Mom’s 2002 Lincoln Continental has 80,000 miles. Recently she’s noticed that after she exits the vehicle the brake lights will come on by themselves and stay on until it drains the battery. It has only done that once in her garage. It baffled us as to why her brand new battery was dead. We charged it and she drove it and it was fine. Where she works, she can see her car from her desk. Her brake lights just came on by themselves. How she remedies this is by going out and tap once on the brake pedal asnd light goes out and stays out. She only seems to notice it coming on right after she parks and gets out. Then, like I said, she can tap the brake pedal and make light go out and stay out. She’s getting tired of this and asked for my help. Can you guys help me?
Would I be close if I wondered if the switch on the brake pedal needs replaced?? Lincolns and Cadillacs freak me out with all their computers. I’m only used to old stuff that I tinkered on in high school. I would like to save her a trip to the repair shop if possible but at the same time I don’t want to crash her computers.
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