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I have a 2012 Compass 2.4L 4x4 -

When I turn on my headlights my tail lights come on, and when I press the brake pedal the brake lights come on. All normal right, but when i take my foot off the brakes the brake lights stay on. The 3rd brake light goes off though. Then I turn my headlights off and on again and they go back to regular tail lights until I hit the brakes again. Sometimes this problem doesn't happen, seems to be different every time I start the car, also my brake lights work normally when my headlights are turned off.

Any ideas what it might be?
 

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Check the brake light switch and look for the rubber and see what the condition of it is. Also make sure your handbrake is all the way done.

 

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Thanks for the reply, the only reason that I didn't think it was the switch was because the brake lights work when the headlights are turned off and also because the 3rd brake light goes out like normal. I will check it either way to make sure it isn't sticking. I have a manual transmission so the handbrake is down for sure.
 

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Thanks for the reply, the only reason that I didn't think it was the switch was because the brake lights work when the headlights are turned off and also because the 3rd brake light goes out like normal. I will check it either way to make sure it isn't sticking. I have a manual transmission so the handbrake is down for sure.
Hi _JET_,

I'm not sure if you were planning to do the work yourself, but if not, and you wanted to use a Jeep dealership for service please let us know. We're happy to help facilitate and appointment and provide some follow up.

Kori
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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Did you ever figure this out? I have the same exact issue on my wife’s car. Already replaced brake light switch, with no luck. No lights on dash, even hooked up a snap-on scanner to it with no active or previously stored codes. I’m lost to what it may be. ?
 

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Did you ever figure this out? I have the same exact issue on my wife’s car. Already replaced brake light switch, with no luck. No lights on dash, even hooked up a snap-on scanner to it with no active or previously stored codes. I’m lost to what it may be. ?
 
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