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My cxheck brake light is on

The battery in my car is less then nine months old, but the car still has the original alternator. The car still starts fine, and it doesn't stall out on me. Do you think this is a problem with the alternator, or just a sensor?? Also, I had the brake pads, rotors, and drums replaced about 10,000 miles ago!!!! Please help.

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The light that comes on just say "BRAKE", correct?

If this is the case first check the fluid level in the master cylinder. If it is low it will turn the light on. Top off with DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid only. Continue to monitor the level. if it goes down again within 10k miles than there is likely a leak somewhere.

The other thing that will case the BRAKE light to illuminate is if the E-BRAKE lever is not in its full retracted position.

If there was a problem with the charging system a light would come on that looks like a "battery". You should be able to see this light for a couple of seconds every time you turn the key on.

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