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Emergency Brake light and Anti-lock light show on the dashboard of my 1992 Dodge Dakota...thought it might be low brake fluid, but it looks ok. Just had new front brakes put on 2 months ago. What else might be the problem?

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Well sounds like at this point you need to have the ABS system scanned for codes.generally, whenever those lights come on one or both it is an indication of a malfunction in the ABS sys.could just be a inexpensive sensor so dont panic yet...just get it scanned and go from there. hope this helped ley me know have a good day Darrell

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