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The break warning light on the dash stays on all the time, but the breaks still work. what should i do to fix this

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Check for low brake fluid level in the master cylinder. A low level indicates brake wear/leak and will cause the light to come on

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Is the emergency brake on???

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There is a lot of things that cause a engine lite to stay on.

Here is just a few things, that will have engine light stay on:

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