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Old 11-17-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Parking brake light stays on

Yeah, of coure I released the brake... but particularly when it's cold, the panel indicator light stays on for 30 minutes or so, seemingly until it gets nice and warm inside the cab. Likely to be the sensor out of adjustment? How do I remove panels to access it?
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Default I'm having the same issue

My parking brake light stays illuminated also. Just started this morning. Nothing out of the ordinary between last night and this morning. Any idea on a fix? My truck is still under warranty, but if I can jiggle a wire/clean out a switch - I'd rather do that.

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Pull the parking brake release and with your foot push the pedal up so it sits firmly in the release position. If the light goes out your cable is stretched and needs adjustment and or replacement.

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Sometimes they will do that if your fluid is low too..not sure bout 150's tho
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Pull the parking brake release and with your foot push the pedal up so it sits firmly in the release position. If the light goes out your cable is stretched and needs adjustment and or replacement.
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I've had that on my 97 before, that was the solution - using your foot that is to lift the pedal.
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Default Problem solved

I am the original poster. Although I called it the "parking brake light", technically it's just the "brake indicator panel light" (but not ABS light).
Reading the manual (gasp!) gave no indication (pun intended..), but I did eventual find a post on-line, as suggested in a response above, that it also indicates low brake fluid. On inspecting the resevoir, it was low, and when filled a small white plastic float could be seen rising, almost certainly the contact with the sensor embedded in the filler cap. Problem solved (although low fluid, without any leaks, may well suggest I need to have brake pads & rotors inspected for wear!).
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The low brake fluid level is an indicator of brake lining wear. Might be time for a brake job.

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Default Brake Fluid

It was low brake fluid, so yeah, I'm looking at a brake job in the very near future.

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