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What could cause the brake light to come on and stay that way on your 1998 jeep Cherokee classic?

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2008-05-16 03:51:35
2008-05-16 03:51:35

A defective or out of adjustment brake light switch.

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Could be inferior brake pads or glazed brake rotors. If the new pads were installed without machining or replacing the rotors that could also cause brake squeal.


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a mis adjusted brake light switch could cause that fault.


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