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Emergency light indicator stay lit on the dashboard of 2002 Subaru legacy

Emergency brake light is staying lit on the dashboard. I have to apply more pressure on the pedal to brake

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Check the brake fluid level first, you might have a slow leak

Posted on Mar 18, 2013

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SOURCE: Dashboard lights have gone out

Check the fuse for it.
Under the dash.
Look in your owners manual

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

SOURCE: Subaru Legacy, hand brake light

Read somewhere else about light coming on when brakefluid in the resevoir is low. I added fluid to mine and bingo light went off.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon: Bumpy Brakes

Your '93 Legacy was one of the first cars to provide ABS as standard. If your ABS is activating, you'll feel a fast pulsing feel when braking, is that what you experience? 
If it's more of a brake pedal movement that changes frequency with the cars change of speed, and when moving slowly it feels slower and more pronounced, you likely have a warped rotor. 
An ABS issue should be checked out by a Subaru mechanic. If it's the rotor, then the offending rotor will have to be machined or replaced. If you can identify the rotor that's warped (with the car on stands, rig up a steel ruler so that it touches the rotor, and spin the wheel by hand. If it touches intermittently, then the rotor is warped) you may be able to remove it yourself (buy a workshop manual for instructions) and bring it to a brake shop and have it machined. This is far cheaper than they doing the whole job. 
However, if you're not comfortable with these suggestions, then have a brake shop do it for you. This is an important safety device (obviously) and worth the money to have it done correctly. Early Legacy's are pretty much bullet-proof and last forever, so the investment will be worthwhile.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Our 2002 Subaru Legacy has a dim emergency brake

HAVE THE ALTERNATOR CHECK

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SOURCE: 1995 Subaru Legacy L - my running lights and brake

switch just behind steering wheel

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks! I feel a little stupid! I have never noticed that switch before. Thank goodness that was the problem, though. "

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