Question about 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Dash "BRAKE" light not eliminating when the hand brake is pulled

Just purchased my second Jeep, an 01 V8 limited and of course it has a few gremlins.. It failed MD inspection for a few items including the dash "BRAKE" light not eliminating when the hand brake is pulled.

Here is what I know: When you insert the key and turn it all the lights on the instrument cluster eliminate including the “BRAKE” light, so I know the bulb isn’t burned out. I do know the blend box was recently replaced and was leaning toward pulling the center console out and checking the connection to the switch on the hand brake. Are there any relays to check/replace or any other ideas.

THANKS,
Jason

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 73 Answers

Hey jason somtimes the light comes on if the fluid is low.if thats not the issue there is in deed a connection in the cosole.is there any electrical connectios going into the masterclyinder?

poppinwheelies@sbcglobal.net email me and i can help further but i need a little more info.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Parking brake light comes on when driving


is this light on the dash the same one that iluminates when you engage the hand brake" if so it may be a faulty micro switch that operates when hand brake is applied they are useually located at the base of the leaver.. hope this helps. regards steve..

Apr 04, 2014 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I have headlights and running lites, press brake pedal, no brake lites


Pull on your parking lights to see if they come on in the back.If the parking lights work and you still don't have brake lights then I would try replacing the brake switch and check all of your fuses just to eliminate any question of it being a fuse.The brake switch is located under the dash attached to the brake pedal.Also check the bulbs to also eliminate them.it sounds like your brake switch is bad.

Mar 13, 2011 | 2007 Kia Rondo LX V6

1 Answer

I have no brake lights. We have installed new bulbs, new fuses under the dash and put in new relay switch. Still no brake lights. Are there any other fuses?


No, but did you check the brake switch above the pedal? If not, try pulling the connector off the switch and shorting the connector terminals together using a paper clip. If this turns the brakes on, your switch is either not adjusted right or needs to be replaced.

Sep 13, 2010 | 1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited

1 Answer

My 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan brake lights will not go off. I checked the energency brake.


Good Evening, the first place to start is to look down by your brake pedal and pull it up and see if your brake light goes off. (this is of course assuming it is your brake light behind the vehicle) If it is the brake light on the dash check your brake fluid level and be sure that is full ( on the minivans this is the #1 cause I run into for the light being on the dash). However if it is your rear brake lights suspect your brake switch up under the dash attatched to a bracket by the pedal. Hope this helps whichever way it is.
Thanks,
Joey

Sep 10, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

Have a 1995 jeep cherokee that both brake lights went out. all other lights working, signals, reverse, but not brake lights. fuse? have no owners manual. also a right hand drive


Most likely the fuse, if the fuse is good, then check the brake light switch, that is under the dash, near the top of the brake pedal.
Press on the brake pedal with your hand and see if the button is popping out, if not, tap on it and see if it pops out, if not, replace it.

May 05, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Brake lights dont work when I turn on headlights?


There is a switch under your dash,behind your brake pedal,to recognise this,it is usually black,and has wires to it,if you push the brake pedal in with your hand try to see a pin that slides in,and out when you release the pedal a few times. The switch is bad,or it is not making contact with the brake pedal.

Jul 13, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Red light on all the time on dash small red dot light bottom left


what red light the hand brake light, if it is your hand brake light you need to get that back brakes looked at as they could be binding and heat your brakes up, and you will not stop as you should,

Jun 05, 2009 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Brake lights


The red ( ! ) symbol right? It might be a burnt out fuse, or the E-brake cable isn't connected.

Apr 02, 2009 | 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Possible brake light fuse blown as brake lights don't work


good morning and welcome to fixya
a couple of questions for you to get us started. first is the brake lights the only lights that dont work or are all the rear lights out? second have you checked the brake light switch? you will want to check both places the switch and the fuse. if the fuse is blown then there is a reason now we have to find that reason. usually the brake switch is the reason. i believe this switch is located on the brake pedal arm up inside the dash. you can buy a new one for less then 20 bucks usually of course depends where you buy it. just an easy plug and play swap. i would also check the lightbulbs and connectors at the lights. good luck and let me know what you find

Mar 08, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

Brake warning light on dash does not work


There is only one wire to the emergecy brake, when it is grounded it completes the circuit to the light.

Oct 12, 2008 | 1986 Jeep Comanche

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

86 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...