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Interior park lights stay on...brakes have been replaced, all new brake lines, brake pads, brake shoes and calibres...brake fluid level ok...what else can be wrong?

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If the light is for the parking brake check the switch that is above the parking brake pedal assembly. The switch may be bad or out of adjustment.

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It could be the sensor switch

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If the light is on all the time, it could mean you simply forgot to release the
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In some cases, the brake warning light may remain on if the switch on the parking
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f45-27.gif Potential brake shoe problems. Courtesy of Wagner Brake Products.
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fr_45.30.3184.gif The areas or pads where the brake show will rub or contact the backing plate.
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fr_45.30.3184.gif The areas or pads where the brake show will rub or contact the backing plate.
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  • Also, both brake shoes should correctly engage the wheel cylinder pushrods and parking brake links.
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I believe that you would have double checked the fluid level, but please check it again.

Other things that could activate the light would be a worn or leaking master cylinder; improper brake fluid type; a damaged brake booster diphragm .

I have attached a link with excellent info on how a brake system works here.

Also, does the light always stay on, or only when you apply the brakes?

Brian

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