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Hi, my `girlfriends 1996 barina is a great car, but we've noticed as of late an alert light is lighting up on the dash with a single S. the car does not run properly than & if switched off the car is unable to resart for a short period of time. If sumone could bring me up to speed as to what I can do, it would be great. Thanking You Nathan

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The Owner's Manual should tell you what the "S" is for.
It could be for Service, which would mean you need work done on the car.
It could be something as simple as a Tune-up, or more complicated such as a sensor going bad to the really complicated repair of needing a new timing belt.

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Yes, you are correct, the brake light switch, at times called the microswitch on a Jaguar will cause the problem with your cruise control, as you have described. It resets and corrects itself with the ignition off, but once activated the fault will return. I hope this helps.

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