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Remove service brake system display from dashboard?

How do I reset the light on my dashboard that says service brake system ? I've replaced the brakes and they are installed correctly.. no problems.. but the display still shows. Is there like a code ( turn off truck,tap gas 2 times, etc.) to turn this off?? Its a 2005 Chevy Silverado by the way.

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Check ABS system for codes. I have an '03 Silverado and have a faulty EBCM( Electronic Brake Control Module, "ABS module"). Can't reset anything. Only replacement of EBCM will fix it. Incidentally, if you have to replace it, you can check on Ebay for a rebuilt unit. You shouldn't have an issue with your "base" braking system though, if this is the case. ABS is electronically controlled and with or without it, your brakes will still function. I hope this helps.

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