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Brake warning light stays on when the handbrake is released. I have just had new pads and discs, No problem with fluid level, the brakes are not binding and are working well. Help please!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, two possibilities:

  • the handbrake switch is shorted or the wires leading to it; and/or
  • the sensor switch in the brake fluid reservoir is defective or the wires/connectors leading to it.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • tolentino486 Feb 12, 2011

    check brake fluid reservoir if its low put brake fluid up to the max level then check the brake warning light.

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