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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 06, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Brake light stays on

Ok heres the deal. I just bought a 97 camaro with a 5 speed tranny and a 3800 V6, but the brake light stays on all the time. I have changed the front 2 and checked the back thinking maybe it had a sensor or something on it. Yet it still stays on. Also I have made sure that the parking brake line is not hung up or in a bind.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Re: Brake light stays on

stuck switch on the brake pedal?


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Is it the brake light on the dash or the brake lights on the back of the car?

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on the dash
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Re: Brake light stays on

How does your brake pedal feel? Usually when the brake light comes on the dash, the brake fluid is low or there is a loss of pressure in the system. If your brakes feel okay then check your brake fluid, but do not top off. Just make sure that there is some fluid showing in the little window at the side of the master. Also, check the E-brake switch and make sure that it is not sticking.

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Re: Brake light stays on

Thanks everyone I will try it out and see if it works.
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Re: Brake light stays on

Like Dave...
If its the dash, its a warning something is not right.
leaking slave, seals in the master cylinder, either front or back hydraulic circuits.
Check fliud level is OK
Clamp off the rear rubber hoses then the front, in turn...find out if its at the wheels. If stays on for both fault is in the master cylinder or proportioning valve.
Red light on the dash, like an interection, means "Stop, Danger" or "Stop or u will kill your engine"

Another check for brakes stopping correct
Get up to about 10 mph...hit the anchors on a dry road. Then measure all 4 rubber patches left behind...they should all be the same size/length and the car pull up straight with no hint of turning.
Dont over do it thu otherwise u will get flat spots on the tyres

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