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Old 02-21-2020, 12:00 PM #1
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Parking Brake Light

My parking brake light keeps randomly coming on. It usually happens when I'm turning or speeding up. It turns off after a little bit, but I'm not sure what's causing it. Anyone having similar problems or have any ideas? Thanks
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My parking brake light keeps randomly coming on. It usually happens when I'm turning or speeding up. It turns off after a little bit, but I'm not sure what's causing it. Anyone having similar problems or have any ideas? Thanks
Check brake fluid level.
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Mine does too, and the first thing I checked was the brake fluid level, which was and still is fine, and my brakes work fine. I think on mine, it is purely an electrical thing, like a switch gone bad.
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The brake fluid level has to be at the max line or a little above it.
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If it is not your brake fluid sensor. What about the emergency brake switch that's on the emergency break handle?
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The brake fluid level has to be at the max line or a little above it.
I do believe that was the problem with mine - thanks. It was about 1/2" below the full line. I topped it off and will keep an eye on it to confirm.
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I do believe that was the problem with mine - thanks. It was about 1/2" below the full line. I topped it off and will keep an eye on it to confirm.
Update on mine: When I topped off the reservoir, plus just a little more, my dash brake light has not come on again. That was it. I'm glad it wasn't a failing switch, and especially glad that it wasn't a failing hydraulic cylinder.
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