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Parkling Brake Console Light Stays On

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Parking Brake light stays on after I release the lever. If it is the Parking Brake switch, where is it located? If under the center console, how do you remove it? Thanks

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  • vjmellone May 31, 2009

    Brake Fluid is at the correct level. Brake pads are all O.K. Do you have to remove the center console cover to get to the parking brake switch? Thank you.



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Parking Brake Console Light Stays On The light is on because the brake fluid is low. The sensor in the brake fluid reservoir is signaling low fluid. This may be because leaking or the brake pads/shoes are worn down, so check to see if they needs replacement. In the mean time you can add brake fluid.

The Parking brake switch is activated by the brake handle. If you use a flashlight you may be able to see it next to the handle.

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • marionbagget Jun 01, 2009

    Scan your Jeep for trouble codes. This light may be signaling an error.

    Many auto parts stores will loan you a meter to read them for free. Call around to; Advance Auto, Autozone, NAPA etc.


    You will have to remove the center console. In general remove the screws around the edges and any other screws you see. If the gearshift is in the way, you may shift it and move the handbrake lever up also. Look for screws in cup holders and behind plastic cover plates when you start to pull up the console. Check if the switch has shifted out of place.

    If you activate the switch the light should go off. If not, the switch is not the problem. It could be a faulty brake fluid reservoir sensor.

    Since you have the console removed, you may want to replace the gearshift light bulb. Murphy's Law

    will cause it to go out after you reassemble the console.

    It may look something like this.



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