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Parking brake light keeps coming on, have pressed and release p brake a few times

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Check your level of brake fluid and also check your brake line junction box where all 4 brake lines attach...May need it replaced

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Possible low on brake master cyclinder fluid can cause light to come on

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06 dts stuck in park


The first thing you do is check the brake lights, do they work, if not you found your problem.

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When I turn the ignition switch on I often cannot get the stick shift to come out of Park. If I shift it out quickly it will often work but if I leave it to idle in Park for more than a few seconds it jams...


The ability to release the shifter from the Park position depends on the brake switch. You have to put your foot on the brake to take it out of park. You may have an problem with your brake lights as well. Have a friend look at your brake lights the whole time you have the pedal depressed and make sure they stay on. If they go off then the signal to release from park is stopping also.

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Reach down and release the parking brake at the same time pull up on the parking brake pedal. Sometimes the pedal gets bumped just enough to engage the switch indicating the brake is engaged.

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I have a passat 2006 fsi. The Parking breaks wont release after pressing the release button


I had the same problem on my Passat Variant 2007.
Randomly Park Brake won't activate and/or deactivate once button PB pressed.
The cockpit computer tells "Park Brake Error" (or something similar).
If this is your problem, the issue is very well known to VW Service centers.
I had solved it by bringing the car to the Service: The told me that they substituted the ParkBrake Button (a differently made one, even if identical on the exterior) and Reprogramming (Updating) the car computer software.

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1995 buick rivera parking brake light and chime came on for no reason. I followed manual to release brake but it did not solve the problem


There is a switch that the brake activates when depressed and sometimes gets stuck. Press and release the pedal a few times and that should resolve the issue.

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Dash brake warning light keeps flashing. I just had brakes done, new wheel cylinders on all 4 wheels replaced.


The brake light is actuated by the float in the brake fluid resevoir. When the sensor travels down the light comes on. When the sensor travels or floats in the fluid the light goes off. Check to see that the brake fluid level is at the full line on the resevoir under thje hood. Most cars of this model use standard dot 3 fluid. Another thing that will turn on the brake light is if the parking brake is applied. Check to see if the park brake is locked in its fully released setting. Sometimes you have to pull the park brake pedal up as you pull the release lever to ensure it is up all the way. riding around with the park brake engaged will burn the rear brake shoes up in a very short time.

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The brake light is on. Of course this means I need brakes. My concern is that it has never gone on before in the 8 years that I have owned the jeep. I repaired the back brakes last year and the light...


Eight years is a long time and little wonder that your Jeep needs your attention. Which brake light are you talking of? The external brake lights that warn others that you are slowing down or the internal one that tells you that your brakes are on. The parking brakes. For external lights there is a switch that gets presses/released when you press the brake pedal. If this switch malfunctions that can let the brake light remain on as long as the Jeep has its ignition on. So, please locate, check and replace this switch. For parking brakes too there is a switch that gets released when you release the parking brakes. The remedy is the same.

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Parking Brake Fault light is coming on? I reset the battery and it keeps coming on. It starts with the "apply parking brake" light and then when you take off, it goes to a parking brake fault? Please...


This is a common fault often caused by low battery voltage, before you start taking expensive actions with the park brake modules etc get your battery checked for 100% efficiency.
Hope this helps, good luck.

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Head lights burn some time only after you press and release the park brake repeatatly whats worng


Well the headlights do not come on if the parking brake is still on. So maybe in your described case you are having a problem with the switch at the park brake. The switch is probably sticking in the "park brake applied" position. If you look at the switches at the parking brake and can spray some penetrant on them this may free them up.

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Car will not come out of park


You must press on the brake pedal to release the shift lever. Start the car, and have someone watch the rear brake lights as you press the brake pedal. If the rear brake lights do not turn on when the brake pedal is pressed, the plug for the brake light switch is probably off. This will also keep the shift lever locked. Check around and underneath the brake pedal for any loose wires or plugs and repair as necessary. You can manually release the shifter by inserting a key or screwdriver into the shifter release slot. Check owners manual for the location of the release slot.

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