I had the same problem. There is a small part in the rear axel that needs to be replaced/reset. It is a sensor. I was told I could do it myself, but didn't want to mess anything up so I took it to the dealer. $45 later, no brake light on.
Check your brake fluid reservoir. On some vehicles, if they leak fluid out, the parking brake light comes on as a warning.
you ask it to stop
I have a 1800 vectra and the break light comes on when traveling then goes off, is this the brake shoes or pads wearing out.
The red " BRAKE " light in your dash comes on if the parking brake / emergency brake is on and also if the BRAKE FLUID LEVEL in the brake master cylinder located in your engine compartment is LOW
that means your brake fluid is low
HOLD Foot Brake on and pull hand brake on and off 5 or 6 times there is also a cable adjuster under centre console remove box at rear to get to it you may need to service calipers if brake wont adjust hand brake works off front brakes not rear
It should go on when the brake is on and off when you release the brake.
you need a new brake pressure differential switch
The brake light switch is broken or out of adjustment.
Light is usually comes on, when there is a problem with pressure in brake lines. Inspect the brake fluid level, and check for leaks.
You take your foot off the brake pedal.
Probably the level of brake fluid in the reservoir is low. This is telling you the brakes need service.
If you cage your brakes off the service brakes will work just fine because the brake chamber is two separate parts. The parking brake works trough the service brake but service brakes will work unless the diaphragm in the parking brake chamber is ruptured, holding the brakes on. Harley
The ground for the brake lamp. When the tail lights are off, the tail light circuit can act as a ground for the brake light. When the tail lights are on, it can't.
Easy! Just goto the 3rd brake light and carefully pull off the cover... CAREFULL not to brake the snaps... before hand though, you have to go to the dealer to get the LED's, see how many you will need.
Brake fluid is low.
Possibly defective or misadjusted brake light switch.
you reset your car. It should be in the trunk.
Might be a stuck brake light switch its located at the top of the brake pedal
For Example: On a 2004 Mini Cooper S - After a brake service/repair has been properly completed (including replacement with a NEW wear sensor) The brake wear indicator light on the instrument panel can be re- set (turned off) by: 1)car in NEUTRAL and the parking brake OFF 2)WITHOUT STARTING THE ENGINE 2)Turn the key ignition to position 2 while holding down the brake petal. The light (if by magic) will turn off (after about 15-20 seconds). If it does not - continue to hold down the brake pedal until the light does go turn off. It may take a little longer.
The brake light in your dash comes on , if the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment is LOW , and also if your emergency brake is on
Release the handbrake
Try checking the brake fluid. that's what happened to me as well. the light on the dash wouldn't go off. all I did was add brake fluid then took the e-brake off and off went the light. I have a 90' accord but I think 90-93 is basically the same.
if it is new shape mondeo turn on ignition press brake pedal and clutch at same time hold fully down for 30 seconds service light should then reset
check the brake light switch it may have come loose