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Brake light stays on!

My 2001 Prelude brake light (dash) always stays on...I don't even use the e-brake! Sometimes it will go away after I brake, but just to reappear shortly after for no apparent reason...I don't know if you've seen those damn things but they are bright & annoying! Any suggestions?

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Checked the fluid level in the brake reservoir yet?

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