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Emergency brake adjust

New brakes all around and emergency brake light wont go out

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The park brake may have to be adjusted separately. if you have disc rotors on the rear . If drums then you will have to adjust the brake shoes up manually to start with

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SOURCE: emergency brake

This is caused by a seazed parking brake cable. You'll need to replace it. They are avalible at your local parts stores for a low cost.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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you can take it to autozone they will check it for free and tell you what the problem is and which sensor and which wheel its on ...that way a shop cant tell you you need other parts you dont need. hopes this helps.........

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SOURCE: my emergency light is stuck on and my car locks up after 5 feet

Have you checked the fluid level in the master cylinder?

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 buick emergency brake

This car has regular shoes on the back not disc. Replace shoes and adjust cable. No parking brake is a sign of worn out shoes. Regals have rear disc on them for this year.

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SOURCE: my emergency brake light on my cluster stays on

Check the brake fluid level.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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