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My brake light is staying on too long

The manual says it is dangerous to drive. What should I do?

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Is the vehicle hard to drive (lack of power) then the brakes are binding up ,if not then the brake light switch requires adjustment .How ever if we are talking of the Hand brake light on the dash it likely that the brake fluid is low and the brake pads are worn out.

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