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My daughters 2005 4 door elantra has a brake warning light that won't go out.the car was examined and she was told that every thing with that system was working fine and he couldn't say why the warning light stays on.any idea?

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You may have to pin test the brake warning light electrical circuit to find the fault, but check this first: There is a brake fluid level sensor in the brake master cylinder that can turn this light on if the brake fluid is low. check the brake fluid level or the switch could be shorted or stuck too. Also the e-brake will turn this light on. check to make sure the e-brake is fully disengaged. I've also seen a penny fall down in the center console and get stuck on the switch which shorts the switch to ground causing the light to stay on. -hope this helps

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Yes you have a problem with the emergency brake light sticking and it causes it to stay on or the master cylinder check check valve is defective between the front and rear brakes it is telling you you have unequal pressure between the front and rear systems or the e-brake switch is stuck closed, and both have to be taken apart to fix and trouble shoot it. The could put a gauge on both the front and rear lines and apply the brakes to see if there is a problem but from my experience it's the master cylinder.

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The brake warning light comes on for a few reasons, Brake fluid low in master cylinder, parking brake switch not releasing, or bad.

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The brake fliud resorvoir may have a sensor on it that is at fault. Also if the brake pads are getting very tin the light will stay on for the brake fluid is low if not filled. Fill the fluid up and see if the light goes off. The sensor if equipt will have two wires for a conection

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Here are your service intervals:

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http://www.savagebmw.com/Service/content_service_Intervals.htm

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Engine Compartment
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  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
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When start car ,hand brake down , light on


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This could be an indication of low brake fluid level or other malfunction such as ABS problems. Normally, the brake warning light comes on when the fluid level is too low or the hand brake is not completely 'off,' not only when the pedal is pushed.
If you have one of the chain auto parts stores in your area, they will probably check your car with a scanner at no charge; call them first. 

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I have D/L the manual, and the warning lamps on the instrument cluster are...
Left to right...(starting under temp. Gauge)

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8. Door Ajar Warning Light

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10. Parking Brake/Brake Fluid Level Warning
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11. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

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