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    My daughter is driving a 1992 Chevy Suburban and the brake light on the bottom right of the IP stays on. She stated that it has been on for a week. She stated that she hasn't used the parking brake at all.

    When I checked the parking brake, the light gets a little brighter when you step on the parking brake and goes back to the intensity that it was when the parking brake is released. I checked the switch visually(this is the switch that has the copper arm that is engaged/disengaged by using the brake), and also with an Ohm meter just to make sure and everything is good.

    I don't get any trouble codes when I scanned the truck.

    Any ideas on what I should check next or possible problems?

    Thanks in advance,

    Lenny

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    That usually indicates a problem with the brakes themselves. Could be low fluid or too much pedal travel.
    Gary

    99 K 1500 Suburban
    78 Silverado Big 10 w/factory 454
    00 S-10 Blazer
    1976 Trans Am
    1980 Honda CB900 Custom

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    GaryL,

    Thanks for the reply.

    The fluid level is right where it is supposed to be. The pedal didn't seem that bad but I readjusted them a little more. The pedal is good, and firm.

    Just for chuckles I checked for codes. It didn't show any codes.

    Unfortunately, the light is still on. Any other ideas that might solve my problems.

    Thanks in advance,

    Lenny

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    I believe it means that there could be uneven pressure between the front and rear. May be a blockage somewhere. Could be the master cylinder or proportioning valve or a locked up wheel cylinder or caliper. Sorry to be so vague, but there are a lot of variables. Might not be a bad idea to have a shop give you a diagnosis. You don't want to mess around with what stops you.
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    Gary

    99 K 1500 Suburban
    78 Silverado Big 10 w/factory 454
    00 S-10 Blazer
    1976 Trans Am
    1980 Honda CB900 Custom

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