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Parking Brake Light wont go out

When i turn key just before ignition the Parking brake light comes on for two seconds then comes on again and beeps for a few seconds same thing when you start it the brake is released we checked the switch that's not it the truck runs good the light just doesn't go out and every since it came on you leave overnight its dead the goes out when you turn it off i need help with this we also tired a new switch

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    Tristan Hannah Jan 15, 2013

    Forgot to add it is the parking brake light in the custor in the cab



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Your e-brake cable may be out of adjustment causing light to come on,see if this will help.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

  • Tristan Hannah
    Tristan Hannah Jan 15, 2013

    No we tried that we had it at our shop we took this truck a apart we took the switch out replaced it did nothing tested the brakes tested the cable nothing helps since this light came on when you turn off you come back next day it is completey dead checked battry it not the problem the light the panel will not go out and i am running out of ideas about what it could be



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SOURCE: parking brake light stays on. I checked the switch

some makes of car use the light for more than one thing as if any thing goes South with the brakes means you should look at all of the brake system. It could be simple like a bad switch or low brake pedal. Newer cars and trucks use two lights in combination to show there is a problem.

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hi this sounds like you might have either split a wire when putting the new tank on or you have a short or an earthing fault, your best bet would be to have a look where you bolted the new tank to and see if you have any trapped wires this is also a bad thing as if it is a short and not an earthing fault, it could melt the wires and may catch fire, so disconnect the battery first before moving any wires, check also when you took the truck bed off that when you put it back you did not catch any wires anywhere, or even still make sure that when you put the fasteners back in you haven't shorted or earthed some wires in the proses of doing it...hope this helps you

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