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Brake light is on. brake fluid level is good and just replaced front brakes

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Make sure the e-brake is not on even partially also check to see if there is a brake fluid level switch in the master cylinder,if there is one there will be a plug connected to the master cylinder reservoir,sometimes these switches stick and need to be tapped or sometimes need to be pushed on the inside with your finger or screwdriver to free it up to start working.

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