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I have a 89 chevy pickup (1500/4 wheel dr.) The emergency brake light stays on after release. The light gets brighter as you depress the emergency brake peddle.

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Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6004281-brake_indicator_light_stays . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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Low brake fluid in the master cylinder will also turn on that light,check the fluid?

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