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My brake pads have been replaced, however the dash brake warning light still appears. In addition, the cruise control is not working. This has reset a few times and the light has gonen out adn the cruise resumed working. I want the light out/cruise working consistentley! Have also tried disconnecting the battery in hopes it would reset. Just disconnected for a minute or 2... Mountaineer V-8, 85K mi

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Look at your brake master cylinder, open the top to it, and check your brake fluid. If low, that is why the brake light is on. Or check to see if your emergency brake is pushed in. Check your fuses for the cruise control. Hope this helps, James Booth

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ABS light comes on every now & then, but what I also notice is that my cruise control stopped this an easy fix??? if so what do I need to do?

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When I spoke with the "GOOD" dealership they had asked if I was having a problem with the cruise control as well and that if I were it was more than likely the brake switch. At the time I didn't know yes or no, as I have mainly been city driving (not to easy to use the cruise). So I went for cruise and tried the cruise control and it didn't work, it came on but I was unable to set it for a specific speed.

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