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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Question: Brake warning light



wetnap86, 3.8L V6, Syracuse, NY, January 19, 2011, 23:25

Brake warning light is on. How do I take apart the parking brake lever and reattach or check hydraulic fluid of the braking system? It is only the brake light, not the ABS INOP light, yet.

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    January 19, 2011, 23:58

    Your red brake light is possibly more concerning than an ABS light.

    The red brake light comes on for a few reasons:
    1) parking brake engaged, or lever pulled past a certain point
    2) low brake fluid level
    3) brake pressure issue - pedal travels too far, etc.

    I would first make sure the parking brake handle is released entirely. Then I would check the brake fluid level under the hood. It should be mounted to the drivers side firewall - to the brake booster. Check the brake pedal to make sure it is firm and does not "fade" to the floor.

    If everything checks out at least to that point, seek help. The red brake light on is not to be ignored or taken lightly. Good luck.

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