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Old 02-18-2018, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question one brake light stays on,

I have a 2014 diesel sprinter and one brake light stays on with all the power turned off and key out of the ignition. I know one other person had this problem but never found an answer on how to fix the problem
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Noticed my right rear tail light stayed very dimly lit even though all light switches were off. It stayed dimly lit even with coach and chassis power disconnected.

At first I thought I had discovered a new source of electricity. Had my Curt controller replaced with a Hopkins controller last year under the factory recall. Never had any lighting problems before. Dealer could not look at the problem right away because their service dept. was fully booked.

So, I got under the 2016 2401W and checked all the controller connections to see if I could find a bad connection. All seemed to look OK. Lifted the cover flap for the 7 point trailer connector and it had all this light bluish/green damp gelatinous goo inside that looked like corrosion stuff.

Cleaned the goo out of the connector with Q tips and wiped everything clean. Checked the tail light again and it was off! Problem fixed.

This might be something other posters may want to check. At least it worked for me.
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This might be something other posters may want to check. At least it worked for me.
Good idea!

That 7 pin connector includes both always on +12 volt and ground connections, so anything that might lead to a short or partial short could easily feed back into the taillight wiring...
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Thanks everyone for the answer to my question. I found that I had a water leak by my pump and water got into my light control box next to the pump
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