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Why won't my emergency brake light & slippery tire light go off?

When I start my car up the emergency brake light immediately comes on along with the slippery tire light. Even when I engage it and disengage the emergency brake it still shows up and does not go away. How can this be fixed?

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at the base of the steering column there a orange and white wires these two wires come from the ing switch, you will see the connector that they go to disconnect that take a ohm meter, take the leads one lead to one wire the other lead to the other there should be res, if there is not, try a different setting . take your ing key on the the key you will see a chip take two leads from your meter and either side of the chip place the leads you will see a res reading, you should see the same at the orange and white wires . if you do not replace the ing switch the switch will come with these wires. replacing the switch takes a couple specail tools good luck and let me know how it gose

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Although you've released the parking brake, inside the car, are you sure the cable moved and disengaged the rear brakes ? A physical removal of the rear wheels will be required and parking brake cable and linkage operation inspected. If the cable appears to be a BINDING , a heavy dose of WD-40 will cure it. Hope this helps

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