Why does the emergency brake light stay on but the emergency brake or hill brake or whatever you wanna call it isn't engaged ? Could it be a sensor ? Or a malfunction ?

Asked by Oct 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM about the 1991 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The emergency brake like stays on
all the time and I can't figure out how
to get it to turn off. Somebody know
what's going on with it ?

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The emergency brake,is controlled by cable to the back brake shoe,s,not pad,s on the rear of your truck,they are inside the hub,if you haven,t replaced them it may be time to do it,when they wear out,this is why the light is staying on,may be as simple as adjusting them,if they are not worn.This will get the light to go off.

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One more thing ,make sure brake fluid is full.

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