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Q: The brake light stays on. on 1997 Cadillac Seville

The brake light stays on when car is started. The trunk light goes off and comes on when the brake is pressed. The bulbs are working. I don't know if they are supposed to stay on or go off like the trunk light goes off. I tried to get my car inspected and the inspector told me the lights were supposed to go off and I needed new bulbs. But the bulbs are working. A mechanic told me the lights are supposed to stay on.
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The vehicles rear BRAKE LIGHTS are supposed to come on when brake pedal is pushed and go off when brake pedal is released! Just like that "trunk light" does! That is every time the pedal is pushed/released,, doesn't matter if engine or key is on or not!! Seem's like you need a 'MECHANIC' to check it out!
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