why is the brake light on -on the dashboard?the emergency brake is not engaged?

iwandawhy
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Asked by iwandawhy Oct 16, 2013 at 05:47 PM about the 1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have 98 honda crv - started it up this am and the brake light on dashboard lit up! (never saw that before) the emegency brake was not engaged , it has been raining for several days (that's rare in texas) the brake fluid is filled properly, i drove to work with the light  on ,after about 20 miles i noticed it was off.. later it came back on then off then on again

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Mike Bonnell
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Sometimes the fluid level looks deceptive by looking at the side of it. Actually remove the cover and inspect. If fluid is good move the float level my hand to see if it moves freely. IF that is good next time you see the light on disconnect the two wires to it and see if the light goes out. Sounds like a bad level sensor. Get back to me if it is still on with the wires disconnected. ( You will have to do the same with the emergency brake switch to test out that switch as the problem too )

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