When I had my 91 chevy beretta(right before I got rid of it) I noticed my "e" brake light kept coming on and going off at unusal times even when my e brake wasnt up...well now since i got my new 96 beretta, i just started noticing my brake light staying on for a min or two once I put the ebrake down....well what I wanna know is-WHY IS IT DOING THAT? is there something wrong with my "e" brake or the sensors for the brake or what? HELP!!
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You can try to adjust the brake switch. The brake pedal arm activates the brake switch, so, follow the brake pedal arm up to find the brake switch. Hope you can read it. If you try to adjust, make sure everything works properly after the adjustment.
your brake fluid is low. I have a 2005 aveo that i took to dealer under warranty and told them the clutch didn't feel right and the brake light kept coming on. they told me they have not seen either issue i complained about charged me 700 dollars in labor and rental fees and sent me on my way. I then proceeded to take it to the used car dealership i bought it from and they bled the clutch and said they got alot of air out when chevy told me they didnt get any. Anyway about 3 weeks later the light was on steady and the clutch began acting funny again. I bled the clutch myself this time and didnt check the fluid level or i would have caught the next dangerous part. On the 2005 chevy aveo hatch back i have with a 1.6 5 speed shares one reservoir for brake and clutch fluid. I was driving along one day down a 12% grade about 2 mile long stretch and my brakes failed. I filled the brake fluid reservoir at first chance i got considering my arm was sore from operating the hand brake for 6 miles or so. the light went out. It will probably come back on as did mine. the leak in my system was a check valve under the brake master cylinder. be careful until you get to fixing it.
You have a short in the system somewhere. You will need to get a mechanic to do testing to isolate teh problem or get a haynes repair manual for your vehicle so you can use the electrical system troubleshooting guide to isolate the problem.
The brake light is probably on because your brake fluid is low. But this is also an indication that you brake pads may also be worn and need replacement. The brake system is designed so when the pads are low the fluid will drop in the brake resovoir and turn on the brake light. So inspect your brake pads or have them inspected. A leak in the brake system could also cause the light to come on. But do not ignore the light and find out why it is on. If the brakes are good and the fluid is low you could add some brake fluid to the resovoir but I would not top it off and if the light comes on fairl quickly then the brake system may have a leak.
most likelly your wheel cilinders are leaking you need to pull the drums and you will see it right away, but if not go to autozone.com and you can buy the repair information for that specific car, just look for alldata.