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Old 06-04-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Emergency Brake Light Always On

Can anyone tell me where the emergency brake dashboard light switch is made? Under the car or within the center console?
Thanks. The red light never goes out.
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I have no clue where the switch is located, but that dash light doubles as a low brake fluid indicator as well
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I have no clue where the switch is located, but that dash light doubles as a low brake fluid indicator as well
Red, "Emergency Brake" light?
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Far right, second one in (Red).
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Yep. I had that issue when I first bought my car, the light would flicker on and off when I was braking. Turned out the fluid level was low.
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OK. It never ever goes off. I'll check that out. Thanks.
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Yeah, same happen to my Girlfriends car. The break light would come on randomly and I check the fluid which was low. Filled it up and never came back on.
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The parking brake switch is inside the center sonsole on the ratcheting mechanism where the lever bolts to the transmission tunnel. I doubt the brake light is because of the switch though. you should check your brake fluid level, If the brake fluid level is good on both sides of the resovior. If one side is empty you have a broken brake line somewhere.

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Thanks guys.
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I had this same question. I filled my with just a touch of fluid. It seems to be a very sensitive sensor at least on mine since it took only about 15% of the small bottle to fill it and shut off the light. I have never had to put any in again and that was a couple years ago.

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Keep in mind, brake fluid is hydroscopic so it attracts water. Once you rip the seal off the bottole of brake fluid you have to use what you need and theow the rest out. It attracts water even in a plastic bottole on your shelf in your garage. Last thing you want is moisture in your brake system it can destroy so many components

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Good advice ^^^^ ! I don't have any in my garage for that reason.

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My light recently came on and wouldn't go off, I checked the fluid and it was at te max line so I thought it couldn't be that, changed my brake pads as well and still on, so upon reading this I decided what the hell I'll put a little more fluid in, well that did the trick. Light is now off
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Keep in mind, brake fluid is hydroscopic so it attracts water. Once you rip the seal off the bottole of brake fluid you have to use what you need and theow the rest out. It attracts water even in a plastic bottole on your shelf in your garage. Last thing you want is moisture in your brake system it can destroy so many components

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Really? Fml.
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Really? Fml.
Yea dude, flush it out with fresh asap

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Yea dude, flush it out with fresh asap

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Wish I knew earlier. Had left over brake fluid from my girlfriends car so I put some in my car. >.>
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Thanks, i didnt know that. I do have 4 new Motorcraft Heavy Duty fluid bottles. I'll freshin it up.
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