I used my parking brake this morning, when I took off the parking brake and put the car into D, the light wouldn't go off and the ABS light came on. There isn't a brake fluid leak that I know of. There isn't a puddle in the garage...
Water might have seeped into your brake fluid which boils off due to high temperatures in the brakes resulting in brake fluid loss. I added more premium dot 3 brake fluid a little higher than the line and the parking brake light has not turned back on.
I have the same problem sometimes. I don't see any puddles of fluid in the garage, but there must be a small leak somewhere. About every 10-15,000 miles I have to add a little bit of brake fluid and the light goes off. I took it to my mechanic and he couldn't find anything wrong with it, just said I needed brake fluid.
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Brake light switch problem may cause the ESP / BAS lights to illuminate.
Common symptoms of a bad
Mercedes brake light switch.
Car stuck in Park.
ABS ESP ETS lights come on.
Can not move the shifter from Park to Drive.
Brakes Defective Warning on Instrument Cluster
Car won't shift gears. Stuck in 2nd gear, limp mode.
Brake lights don't work. (Brake light switch can still be defective even if the brake lights work. Checking the brake light operation is not a good test.)
ESP, BAS, ABS lights turn on. Car won't shift properly. Stuck in gear.
TEST: To test your new brake light switch: Turn you car off to reset the ABS light. apply the parking brake. and start the car in neutral or park without using the brake. if the problem is the brake light switch... the light will only come on when you press the brake pedal.
If you replaced the brake light switch and the light is still on you should check a few other things such as:
Fuses and Relays
ABS wheel speed sensor
Brake Fluid Level
Get an advanced scanner to read trouble codes.
NOTE: ** You may need a MBZ scan tool to reset the error code which was stored in the ECU because of the bad brake light switch.
have the abs module checked for codes to find out what the problem is.when the system detects a fault in the system it turns on the abs light and check the e-brake to make sure its all the way off.the humming noise sounds like its coming from the abs hydraulic unit that`s not shutting off.
well great minds think alike and i want to know why you put the parking brake on in such severe weather when just leaving vehicle in park will do ,never use this brake if vehicle is left for any length of time also when so cold ,its automatic and has a park which locks the drive wheels .or if manual leave it in gear either first or reverse
CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE TRANSMISSION FLUID ON FRONT BRAKE ROTOR OR BRAKE PADS.IF BRAKES CONTAMINATED THE TRAC LIGHT AND ABS LIGHT WILL COME ON.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD LET DEALERSHIP CHECK OUT THE ABS BRAKES AND TRAC SYSTEM.THEY HAVE TO USE DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT TO FIX THE PROBLEM.
Have the ABS codes scanned. Could be wheel speed sensors, however when the parking brake light comes on this is an indication that the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module) has a problem.
The most common 1216 error was repaired on mine by sending it in to a company online for $150.00. took about a week.
There is a shift interlock mechanism that only alows the key to come out in park. It is the same mechanism that will not let you put it into gear unless you put your foot on the brake. You cannot safely bypass it.
unfortunatley no. u cant turn the light out.any lights having to do with safety and stuff cant b turned out. honestly go to a garage and just ask them to clean it for you. ur parking brake is interconnected with ur abs though. if its sticking or nething it too will make it go off. id get sum1 to put a code reader on it. advance and autozone will do it for free.