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1991 ford escort wagon brake lights stay on

Unpluged brake switch, also pulled fuse. Brake lights continue to stay on, any suggestions? Thank you for any help, Al

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    Is this the same as a combination switch for a 1998 ford escort wagon SE



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Yes, replace the multifunction switch.

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