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Parking Brake Light on constant without parking brake engaged

I drive a 1997 Saturn SL1 with 230000 km. The parking brake light flickered on and off for 50 km then came on constantly even if the brake is not engaged.

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    Ron Bellus Mar 27, 2014

    My 2005 Santa Fe brake lights do not come on when brake is applied. New fuse and new bulbs (all working except brake lights). I was told by a sales clerk at Auto Zone to check the connection to the brake pedal. We disconnected it, then reconnected it an it worked but only for a short time. Our next step is to have a professional look at the connection to see if it needs to be replaced. No problem with the alternator.

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Check your brake fluid. The same light is used for the brake fluid level as well as the parking brake.

Posted on May 02, 2010

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The light is only tied to the switch at the parking brake handle. Sounds like the switch went bad, or a wire is connected poorly. You'll have to take the cover from around the parking brake handle and check it out, or if you don't feel like it, you could ignore it as well unless your inspection facility won't allow it. If you don't want to fix it yourself, it shouldn't cost much at all to have fixed.

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