Brake fluid is low.
Check the switch and/or make sure the parking brake pedal is all the way up if it is not that might be air in your brake lines or leak
On a 1998 Chevy Blazer, the parking brake switch is located on the top of the parking brake assembly. There are 3 bolts that hold the switch to the parking brake assembly.
Make sure Master cylinder is full Make sure parking brake is fully released Check switch to see if misaligned Replace switch is defective
The brake light on most vehicles is not only an indicator that the parking brake is on, but that there is a problem with the system.
Faulty or over sensitive parking brake switch or sensor.,
probably the parking brake indicator
The brake light is controlled by a relay switch. If the relay switch is bad the brake lights will stay on. The brake light switch simply plugs in and out. Unplug the brake light switch until you can replace it.
My owner's manual says it's either low brake fluid or a faulty parking brake switch.
usually the parking brake sensor is malfunctioning [or the fluid is low check this first]
If the parking brake isn't on , check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in the engine compartment and see if it is low
Yes , the " BRAKE " light in your dash lights up if the emergency / parking brake is on or if the brake fluid level is LOW in the brake master cylinder in the engine compartment
Blown bulbs, blown fuse, broken or out of adjustment brake light switch.
I am not familiar with your brand of vehicle, but can give a generic explanation of the basics. When an expert on your vehicle comes along, a more specific and detailed answer can be provided. The parking [or "emergency"] brake is engaged by a foot pedal on a lever, or by pulling by hand on a lever. Engaging the parking brake closes a switch which electrically energizes the circuit to the indicator light, turning it on. To my recollection, there are two probable causes for the circuit remaining energized after the parking brake is disengaged. 1. The switch is out of adjustment so that it does not open the circuit when the parking brake is disengaged. Proper readjustment should correct the problem. 2. The switch is properly adjusted but, the switch has failed, and remains "stuck" in the "on" position. If this is the cause, replacement of the switch will be necessary.
Yes! That's basically what the parking break is... a switch that turns it on and off.
Check brake fluid level. Check parking brake switch- make sure it is fully depressed and has not become misaligned.
either your parking brake is not released all the way or the switch needs adjusting
Make sure brake fluid level in master cylinder is correct Make sure parking brake is fully released Make sure switch on parking brake handle is adjusted properly
There is a small (approx. 18 gauge) brown wire and a black wire that run from the drivers side floor board - the two wires are together and end at a tiny connector. The brown is "hot" with key on, the black is grounded. If you are missing the switch (like my car was), you can improvise with a normal pin switch and a metal bracket (I had to dremel tool it to fit). Hook up the brown wire to the bottom of the pin switch and the black wire to the frame of the pin switch (so the wires will be connected when the pin switch is engaged). Install the pin switch so that the switch is disengaged (ie not connected) when the parking brake is off. If you have the switch in the right spot, only a slight pressing of the parking brake will engage the switch, which connects the wires and turns on the "brake" light on the dash! In my car, the pin switch sits about perpendicular to the ground and the "pin" sits in a crevice at the top of the parking brake. This crevice moves upward when you depress the parking brake, which then allows the pin switch to expand. Releasing the parking brake compresses the pin switch. Electrically the brown wire needs to be grounded for the light to come on.
The brake light switch is located on the brake pedal bracket. You'll need to remove the trim panel beneath the steering column to get to the switch and the connector.
The parking brake is only ONE of the triggers for the dashboard brake warning light.Before referring you to the "Related Questions" below, I'd suggest checking the brake fluid levels.
Your brake fluid is low or your parking brake switch is going bad or out of adjustment. make sure the brake fluid reservoir is full, and check your brake pads first. as your pads are consumed the fluid level will drop.
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Check you brake fluid and the brake switch on the proportioning value. If the fluid level is ok then disconnect the switch to see if the light goes out. Also check the parking brake switch.
probably forgot to take your parking brake all the way off, or it could be the switch for the parking brake