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Brake Light On (in dash)

My Brake warning light came on last night. The parking brake (ebrake) was not engaged--and rarely do I ever even use it. I checked the brake fluid, and it IS close to the MIN level--but not empty. I'll add more fluid today, but if that doesn't solve it, what else could trigger the brake light to come on, and how serious (i.e.: expensive) would it be to fix?

1999 Nissan Maxima: nearly 200K miles, replaced 2 ignition coils (other 4 are going bad), replaced alternator, otherwise good condition. Had front end from about the radiator forward ripped off during wreck in 2005 before I owned it. Repaired by dealership.

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    EllisP Jan 14, 2009

    Thank you. It is very possible I have a leak near my brake cylinders as I have never had a brake job. I added fluid and the light went away--which appeases me--but the bad thing is it never should have been low in the first place. I think I have a leak somewhere and this will give me clues where to look for it. Thanks.

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Look inside all wheels and under car for break fluid, you may have a wheel cyl.leaking or a busted break line, or the resavor may have got low enought to trigger the light. if no visable signs of fluid leaks, take it to a local auto parts store and have them hook there scanner up and turn your break light off for you (unless you can disconnect battery to erase the break light i don't know). you may have just triggered the switch for (to low fluid.)

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