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Why does my check braking system light come on?

This onlt seems to happen at highway speeds warning goes away a vehicle restart

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What does the light say? I know in older rigs a light will come on from time to time "ASB"

Posted on May 09, 2014

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Two possible reason, your parking brake is applied or the switch defective , Fluid level low or switch defective.

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Have dealer hook up tester and pull fault codes if you can't find an easy solution.
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    Please report back, I am curious if that is what it is. Good luck

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