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My break light has stayed on for 2 wks now. I don't leave my parking break on.

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    Have you checked the brake fluid level in the master cylinder?

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There is a sensor sometimes placed under the drivers seat, take a look at the manual and maybe you will be able to check where the sensor is, it might be broken, or also check the fuse box sometimes the fuse for the brake system might be bad.

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Check the brake fluid level.

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