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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 07:09 PM
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Parking break light is on

I was out wheeling to day in 4-hi them shifted into 2X4 to screw around. Did a donut and right after I looked down at my gauges and saw that the P-break light was on. So I pulled the release lever and it did nothing, pushed the park break in and let it go, and it did nothing, turned truck off and restarted and it did nothing. All out of ideas,anyonbe got any I didnt think of, or know what it could be.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 08:03 PM
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Re: Parking break light is on

i had something simular on my truck, except it happened during a break torque job at another traffic light that turned red right in my face. i went to a fried of mine that works at a dealership and a friend of his couldn't do anything but clear the coputer thing (they don't service trucks there, just cars, city folk yall know heheheh), i told him to do it and i've never seen it again nor have i had any brake problems.

my guess is that it has something to do with abs, makes all those high tech sensors take a crap.


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Re: Parking break light is on

The light means you are low on brake fluid. Check it out. Mine was on when my rear wheel cylinder blew and I lost fluid in the rear resevoir.

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Re: Parking break light is on

ould be two things...either what WILLY has to say or could be what oi have by choice. i set my P-brake so it doesnt return all the way to the top. that way the brake is disengaged, but but the truck still thinks its on. what this does is kill the driving lights....which i dont like. i run with fog-lights and marker lights. anyways, if you pull the release and lift up the pedal with your toe, I"ll bet your light will turn off. if not, check your fluid level.
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Re: Parking break light is on

Well same happened to us, but it wasnt on a truck, and we could smell burning oil at the same time.
Turns out that light isnt just the e brake light its service brakes or whatnot light.
One of the metal brake lines running from the proportioning valve to the drivers side front brake line had been in contact with a piece of metal directly attatched to the manifold for all these years, and after that long, it got a hole in it and yadee yadee yadda, spewed brake fluid all over, blah blah blah, fixed it for 15 bucks.

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Re: Parking break light is on

Brake fluid resivor is full front and rear. Pulled the pedal up and nothing happened. Light is still on and dont hear or feel and difference in the braking. Dont know what it is.


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Re: Parking break light is on

On the older chevys, that light is wired right into the proportioning valve. If the valve senses that one of the braking systems (front or rear) is losing pressure it will light up. Just a thought.


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