It could be something as simple as a faulty or out of adjustment emergency brake switch. If that's not it, it could be the ABS. Often when the ABS fails the computer will turn on the emergency brake light.
If the light stays on when the emergency brake is not engaged, this indicates the brakes are getting low and need to be replaced.
SOUNDS LIKE A WARNING LIGHT TO ALERT YOU THAT YOUR EMERGENCY BRAKE IS STILL ON PERHAPS YOU NEED THECABLE ADJUSTED Check the brake light bulbs to see if any are burned out. On the 1983 it is linked to the brake fluid level.
The light should be controlled by a switch operated by the emergency brake handle. The switch could be out of adjustment or could be bad.
you need a new brake pressure differential switch
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
Try topping the brake fluid up
You need to find and fix the problem. Either your emergency brake is not completely off or you have a problem in your cars brake system. That warning light is there to warn you that a serious problem exists.
This light is not just to indicate that your handbrake is engaged. Its other purpose is to alert the driver that there is something wrong with the breaking system and it may not stop you as soon as you would like to be stopped the next time you push down on the pedal. check your brake fluid it sounds like the level is low or the brake fluid resivour cap is lose take it off and clean it then secure it.
Having too much play in the emergency brake handle in the middle of the console could lead to the brake light flickering. At least this was true for me.
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
Check brake fluid level in master cylinder Check to make sure brake is fully released Check to see that switch on emergency brake is properly aligned
check that the emergency brake pedal is completely up.If ok disconnect the electric cable from the emergency brake pedal. i think is brown in color if light turns off the problem is there.
Check your brake fluid level.
Check your brake fluid level in your brake master cylinder in the engine compartment and see if it is down.
Either the BRAKE FLUID LEVEL in the brake master cylinder in the engine compartment is TOO LOW or the emergency ( parking ) brake is on
Check brake fluid level Check to make sure emergency brake is fully released Check wire on switch of emergency brake (Maybe loose)
Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment and see if it is down - that will turn on the light
You can only turn off the headlights by applying the emergency brake. When the emergency brake is on, the headlights will not light. Otherwise the best of my expererience is that they are on all the time. If you have remote start, put the emergency brake on before you leave the vehicle and when you remote start it, the headlights will not be on, but the driving lights (if switch is on) will be on as well as the parking lights.
on the emergency brake, pull it up one click light will turn off.
First off check ur brakes in front but with e-brake causing it to glow brighter then most likely check the back brakes. ANSWER Check your brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment . The brake light comes on when your brake fluid level is low , or your emergency brake is on.
if it is your running lights that wont come on, your emergency brake could be on, or the sensor may be reading that it is on. this defeats the running lights. you will know this is happening because the emergency brake light will be on. if this is the case, reach under the drivers side door and with the e-brake off, wiggle the e-brake cable back and forth. the running lights should come back on once the emergency brake cable is in the off position.
inside light on dash will not go out when the ignition switch is off
I believe that you are talking about a emergency brake symbol. Make sure that the parking brake is completely off. Good luck.
I'd check the sensor for the emergency brake. It's probably faulty.