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I recently just bought an 08 chevy silverado ltz and had my emergency break on, did not know to release it there is a lever to pull under the steering wheel. I thought it was like my dads tundra and m

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    James Clark Nov 13, 2014

    I didn't drive with the E break on, when i put it on it sparked and didnt think anything of it. I just realized yesterday that my powered seats and adjustable pedal don't work now since that incident.

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    James Clark Nov 13, 2014

    I didn't catch a wire with my foot when i put the break on. I looked for damages after that but did not find anything wrong with the wires or other plugs down there i believe, i have not check my fuses yet for the truck so i will look into that next. Thank You.

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Do you have a question? or are you making a statement? Did you drive for quite a bit while leaving the e-brake engaged? if so you will probably need a new set of pads and possibly new rotors if they got too overheated.

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    Dan Hooper Nov 13, 2014

    Did you happen to catch a wire with your foot when you put the brake on? There is a switch on the brake pedal assembly that turns the light on when it is engaged. It is possible that this grounded out and popped a fuse. Check you fuse box for a blown circuit and check the wiring around the brake pedal for damage, this is not normal for anything to spark when applying the park brake.

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    James Clark Nov 13, 2014

    I have done everything but look at the fuse box, i will look into that so thank you for the help!

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Most Chevrolet trucks have the release lever located directly under the lower dash panel cover slightly to the left in the vicinity of where the drivers left shin would touch the dash if extended. If there's no release lever in that location it is highly probable that the lever is integrated into the emergency brake pedal itself. In that case, press once to apply the parking break. Press again to release the parking brake. Hope this helps.

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