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e-brake dash light?

is there supposed to be a dash light when the e-brake is depressed? because there isnt one showing up on my dash...even though i just had all of the dash lights replaced
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Check your brake fuild??
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im asking if depressing the emergecny brake should trigger a light to come on in the dash saying the ebrake is depressed
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The Brake indicator light comes on for low fluid or parking brake applied. It also comes on briefly for a bulb check right after the ignition is turned on.

It's below the tach in this picture. If your cluster is tachless, it is in the gauge segment with the temp and fuel gauges.

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The switch for the light tends to go bad as well. In my truck, the light works but I haven't gotten around to fixing the switch. If you look down by the pedal you'll see a silver piece with a spring beneath it. The top of the silver piece should contact the pedal and turn the light on. But like I said those switches have a tendency to go bad. Just play with the silver piece to see if you can get it to turn on.

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so heres the thing.....the light doenst even come on when i first start my car

i really odnt think its the bulb, since they claim to have just replaced all the bulbs

is there a fuse?

is there something else that could be wrong?
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I bet it is the bulb then, I don't think they would have 1 fuse for just the parking brake.
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Have someone sit in the truck and have the ignition on, remove the brake fluid cap and push down on the float with a screwdriver and see if the brake light goes on.
The light should also go on as soon as you turn the key to ignition.
Also check and see if there is a switch by the e-brake, i had to replace mine
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Sounds like the bulb is bad or burnt out.
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