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Old 05-07-2010
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Emergency Brake light won't turn off.

Hi Guys,

Just wonderin if anyone knew about the brake light not turning off. Just started last week. Released E-Brake and it never turned off again. No matter how many times I engage or disengage it.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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sounds like a bad position sensor to me
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position sensor?
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Check your brake fluid...
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x2 on checking brake fluid
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x2 on checking brake fluid
I just did my oil change and made sure everything was filled. Could the cable be loose or the sensor in my drum?

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BTW, my e-brake cable is pretty loose, I'll try adjusting it.
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eh mine use to stay lit too but that was from forgetting to take the e-brake off and driving forward in it....
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There would have to be a sensor somewhere. Notsure if brake fluid would affect it or not. I work on air brakes
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As mentioned the emergency brake position sensor would be a good place to start.

I'm not too sure about Rangers, but on my old Dodge Shadow, the e-brake light also had an exclamation mark (!) in the center of it. It also doubled as a brake fluid level light. I found this out when I blew a rear brake hose and lost my braking ability.

Never hurts to check the fluid though...LOL
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lucky....mine only works half the time now...
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yea the e brake light is also the brake system warning light id get that checked out
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Was the brake fluid :( somehow the bolt on my brake line came loose and it all drained out.

Thanks guys.
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Just as an FYI for all of you. I have a 98 and I know if the brake fluid level is low your ABS light will come on and the e-brake light. So just a heads up before you start going and taking stuff apart :)
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