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Old 12-31-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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i was wondering if ne one knew if there was a sensor or plug ne were i couldent disconnect becasue my parking brake light stays on unless im accelerating and it seems everything is ok but it just says on and beeps ....please help its driving me crazy
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Check your brake fluid, its probably low.
If not, there is a sensor attached to the parkign brake ratchet lever on the floor i do belive, the contacts like to get dirty...
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That beeping and brake light is usually a symptom of a serious problem. Don't ignore it. Dig for the problem. Most of the time it'* a master cylinder failure. Check your brake fluid reservior like Matt suggested, but also look for brake fluid leaks around the master cylinder and brake booster.
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You may have a weak spring or be out of adjust on the park brake pedal. On my '95, I have to occasionally lift the pedal up with my toe to keep the light from illuminating. If not that, like Willwren says, do find out what the problem is.
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well i just filled up my brake fluid n i was reading in the manual if there was ne thing and it says the light just comes on if the parking brake is engaged and it beeps if u drive more than 40 feet with it on as a warning so do u still think it could have to do with the actual brake?
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Which light was on? The parking brake lamp or the brake WARNING lamp?
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I had a similar problem, except my BRAKE light came on only while accelerating hard or making left turns under moderate acceleration. I unplugged the brake fluid level sensor in the reservoir and it cured the problem.

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well wiat a minute.... well its the BRAKE! light like that and now i just went out n the fluid was low again so i filled it up and unplugged the sensor n put it back in and it shut off so i think i have a brake line leak ....witch sucks i have to find it ...i just filled it up a few weeks ago n it was long again so that is my thinkin ...its the brake lines....
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Probably the front caliper brake lines.
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ok well thanks alot i will let u no how i made out
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