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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.
 

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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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