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Old 04-05-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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hi i recently replaced my whole front end brakes because both my brake lights were on in my 88 sse and now there still on. i just put this weekend new calipers new brake hose'* from the calipers new drill slotted rotors and new brake pads. and about 2 months ago i had every single brake line under the car replaced. but my stuburn lights just wont go off. now i can stop on a dime litterally... thanks for all help.
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are you talking about the rear brake lights or the brake warning light? ill assume youre talking about the rear brake lights, my first guess would be that the switch is stuck and that you either need to replace it or get it unstuck somehow.

if its the brake warning light (the one in the car) then check your e-brake to see if its stuck
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In addition to what goldenbullet said, check to make sure your brake fluid is full in the reservoir (brake light on dash) and that the switch on the parking brake isn't stuck.
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yes my resivior for brake fluid is exaactly full.. and what e brake switch are you refering to. the lil handle that releases the ebrake if its on. and what does golden bullet mean by back lights. its the 2 different brake lights on my dic that are on now. thanks for the help
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Is it the yellow and red brake lights? If so, your ABS accumulator? (forgot what its called) might be failing. It'* common on the Teves ABS system. I would get it checked first to see if it is that is failing.
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guys correct me if im wrong but didnt the early SSE'* have Service reminders in the DIC, Such as Change Oil and Service Brakes??

maybe that is what the author is referring to
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yes they did have that in the dic. but my dic says everything is firne, my obd 1 is not evejn giving me any fault codes or any problems that could be happening
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i dont believe that the obd 1 can scan the abs system...im not 100% sure on that. but i would think it has something to do with the teves system, im not very affiliated with that tho.
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