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Brake Light

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1993 Ford Explorer XLT
Hey guys,

Today when I was coming home the parking brake warning light came on and stayed on. The emergency brake is not engaged, I double checked, and I looked at the brake fluid reservoir and it is at the "max" fill level. Does anyone know what it might be?

Thank you
 



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Mr. Alligator

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The parking (“emergency”) brake is not related to the rest of vehicle’s hydraulic braking system. It is just a mechanical cable back to the rear brake drums. The “warning light” is powered by a switch near the parking brake pedal. It is warning you (in error) that the brakes are depressed. Look with a flashlight to find the switch, and see if you can fix any obvious issues, and clean it, and oil it....

Good luck.
 












Mr. Alligator

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Well done.
 






massacre

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What was the issue?
 












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