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Parking brake light stays on

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#1 Redhat


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

The handle is down and the cable is loose. I guess the plunger switch is sticking but I don't know where it is or how to get at it. Wonder if anyone else has had to deal with this. It's really not a big deal but I thought what the heck if it's easy. It's on a '96 Legacy wagon. Thanks

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

First check brake fluid level.
Low brake fluid triggers the brake warning light as well.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

Thank you. Brake fluid level is good. I first noticed the switch sticking last winter in the cold. I always use the P Brake. In the cold, the light would stay on and after a little driving would go off. Worked fine in warmer weather. Now it just stays on.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:18 PM

Also, the trigger in the fluid level can become problematic. We get a lot of false positives these days on our '96. I usually pull off the fluid cap. Compress the rubber cone piece that is stuck on the top a few times, then I put the cap back on and the problem goes away for a while.

Edited by bendecker, 21 October 2013 - 07:18 PM.

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