Why do my rear lights stay on when the car is off?

Brake & tail lights stay on after car is off and lights are not turned on.

The brake light switch is probably out of adjustment, missing, or bad.

When you press the brakes, the brake pedal moves away from the brake light switch, causing the brake lights to illuminate.

If the switch is bad, they will stay on.

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