1993 chevy 1/2 ton truck 5.7 engine. My dash Brake light stays on dim all the time. When emergency brake pedal is pressed to light goes on bright until I release it. Is there a brake component I need to check and if so where is it?

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Asked by Aug 17, 2014 at 09:22 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I did reset the brake system by disconnecting the brake fuse and the problem returned.

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101,735

Try pulling up on the e-brake pedal while pulling the release handle.

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It still stays on dim

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101,735

Ok then try removing the wire harness from the back of the switch on e- brake pedal. If it then goes out the switch is probably bad.

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143,355

What exactly is a DASH Brake Light? A warning light? Igray, dandy help this ignoramus out here, i really don't know what you mean by dash brake light...and good morning dandy

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143,355

Never mind..I get it now, the light that tells you the Parking brake is on or partially on.

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101,735

Good morning. That's what I believe they are talking about.

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The light still stays on dim. Does that signal a brake system fault?

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Yes the Dash brake light is the red light that illuminates on the dash instrument panel when the emergency brake is depressed. I hope this is clear now. And the light still stays on "Dim" when the brake switch is unplugged

143,355

I don't think so. Only in the switch that is hooked to the e-brake pedal. Out of adjustment, or 21 years of age the contacts may be partly connected, that's why it's dim. No worries about your brakes failing

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143,355

The regular brake pedal switch unplugged or e-brake..it is a pedal, right?

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143,355

Here is an interesting thread: http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/262169/ .........and click this for full screen

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143,355

OK, a dim light is a warning that a fault has been detected in the rear wheels anti-lock brakes. Beginning in 1988 it was standard equipment on the 1/2 ton chevys. Not 4 -wheel ABS, but rear only , where there is little weight (unless of course you are carrying a good load) and helps prevent fish-tailing, the front does 70%+ of the stopping so the rear is going to want to get in front in a panic stop

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143,355

There are three brightness levels of the dash brake indicator light on .... Brightest – park brake Medium – proportioning valve...the valve/device that gives you redundant brakes..if a brake line blows out you will still have brakes on two wheels..either front only, rear only, or one front and one opposite side rear, never two on same side.... ***Dim – Rear Wheel abs*****

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Low brake switch , Emergency Brake sw , and DRL module are able to send the three different brightness signals. Thank you for the detailed answer I needed. Nothing is as simple as it seems it should be..

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