Rear Brake Lights wont turn off?

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I was driving around town this afternoon and when I parked in driveway and got out, my brake lights were still glowing. My headlights were on when I was driving but I turned them off, I even checked the switch, it was in the off position. So I thought maybe I hit the unlock button on the remote by accident, so I hit the lock button, blinkers flashed but the brake lights were still glowing. So...then I thought maybe it was the brake switch stuck, it wasn't that either, it is actually the same glow you get from the headlights being on. No other lights were on, not the headlights, parking lights, sidemarkers, not even the rear sidemarkers in the housing.What is this? I could not get them to turn off. This happened a few days ago but I got in the car and drove away anyways so it stopped and I thought nothing of it. The only way I got it to stop today was by getting in the car, starting it, and cycling through the headlight position a few times and it finally went away. Anybody else have this problem?
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Are all of your "parking lights" on? Essentially, were your front parking lights on too?

When ever you unlock the car the parking and headlights should come on, when you lock the car your parking lights should just flash.

Have you done anything like add a remote starter or after market alarm?

It sounds like something is back feeding the lights when the switch is off. Could be a broken or bad ground (especially if any after market has been done) or a bad switch.

Is there a difference in the brightness of the lights when this happens and when the parking lights are on? If you have a multimeter check the voltage between the two.

There should be no power to the lights other then by the switch or through then the stock key-less entry/alarm.
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