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Brake light stays on

I have a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. I checked the e brake it is off and pulled up on the reg brake. All the lights are working fine but the brake light on the dash stays on.

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  • hunter017852 Dec 29, 2008

    I have checked the fluid level it was fine.

  • hunter017852 Dec 29, 2008

    Well excuse me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I forgot that part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That wasn't very professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    No further help from this expert will be forth coming, thanks for using Fixya

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Well excuse me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I forgot that part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That wasn't very professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Why did't u say that? We need all the info to give a useful answer.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have u checked the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir?

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Check the brake fluid level, if its low the light will be on. Usually when the brake pads wear down the fluid will become low and thats about the time to change the pads. You should be able to add some fluid though and be ok for a bit. If you hear any funny sounds like grinding or squicking (sp) then its time for brakes.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: No rear brake light / turn signals on 2001 Chevy Cavalier

The problem is the turn signal/headlight/hazard switch assembly on the steering column which the brake light wiring runs through. The part is easy to change and cost about $50 at most parts stores

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: brake light failure ford galaxy

take the wires off the switches on the pedal and touch together if the lights come on the switch is faulty

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Brake Lights Stay on 91 Chevy Silverado

there is a short in the wire underneath by the brake pedal keeping it on

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy cavalier ABS and Brake lights staying on

You had it scanned? They didn't find any codes? If there were no codes, did the ABS computer even communicate? Also did you check the brake fluid, most newer cars have a float switch in the master. If the fluid is low that will set off the lights.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dash board parking brake and ABS lights stay

you have an abs fault. have your abs system scanned for codes.

your base brakes will continue to function normally

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My third brake light dosen't work on my chevy s10 94'

I had a similar problem with my 1994 S-10 LS extended cab. Both tail brake lights worked fine. I removed the 3rd brake light cover and tested for voltage at the steel center of the two rivets and found the positive (driver side) negative (passenger side) were good. I checked the two metal strips that send power to bulbs and found the positive side was open. Seems the flared side of the rivet was not making contact with the metal strip. I bucked the rivet with a punch and hammer and it took care of the problem.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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