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    brake lights

    I have an Astra W reg, well i got stopped by the police few nights back because my brake lights were stuck on. Luckily they didnt book me but the officer said i needed to get it to a garage asap. So when i did they disconnected the brake switch behind the brake pedal and the problem remained, though the brake lights did go dimmer and brighter while they were doing this. They suggested that there was a live wire somewhere and said it was unsafe to drive. I have since discovered that if you put the lights on without the key in the ignition then you are able to open and close the windows. Any ideas anyone and how easy will it be to resolve this?

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    Welcome mate

    Simple test to start with. Unplug both your back light clusters and see if the windows still work with the lights on there. Chances are it's just a faulty bulb
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    Bulbs have already been checked, seems to be some kind of electrical prob as the brake switch has been disconnected and all the brake lights remain on including the one on the window.

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    Could be a earthing fault so still unplug the back lights and see how you get along
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    If i unplug the back lights how am i going to find out if theres a earthing prob cos the lights will be disconnected

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    Because if it is a earthing problem it will be at the back lights and it's trying to get a earth through the bulbs and other circuits

    If with them unplugged it's fine you know the problem lies there otherwise you now know to look elsewhere.

    It's all a matter of process of elimination
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