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Emergency brake light on and will not turn off. replaced brake light switch at pedal emergency brake releases and light gets dimmer. Brake fluid full no leaks.

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That light is for the brake system as well as the E-brake, so check the brake fluid level sensor, if that is ok you may have a defective master cylinder.

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