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Why does the emergency brake light stay on the dashboard after the emergency brake is released on the 2001 Suzuki XL7?

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2007-10-08 08:18:12
2007-10-08 08:18:12

There may be a sensor located near the E brake lever that is stuck or the E brake needs adjustment so that the sensor reads the position of the release lever properly. If the E brake light is only half as bright as normal it indicates that you may be low on brake fluid in the reservoir or that the small plunger in the reservoir that drops as fluid level decreases is actually stuck down on the sensor inside the reservoir. Would be a good idea to get brake fluid renewed and check inside brake reservoir to ensure the small disk shaped plunger is floating at the right level with the fluid also being at the right level. If fluid is low, check brakes for excessive wear as they may need replacing.

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