The dashboard "brake" light came on despite the handbreak not being on, on my 1988 g20 chevy sportvan. Is it a symptom of something? Low brake fluid maybe? Or something worse? Or just a faulty light?

Asked by Oct 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM about the 1990 Chevrolet Sportvan 3 Dr G20 Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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First check the brake fluid level. If it's good then take some sort of lubricant in a spray can and look around where the the E-brake light light switch connects to the E-brake pedal. Spray the switch, move the mechanism, and spray again. With any luck its just stuck. But check the brake fluid level first.

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It could be Low brake fluid. Or possibly being you need new brake pads, It being a 1988 it probably does not have the sensor saying you need new pads.

It was the fluid.. added some, pumped the brake and the light shut off.. thanks everyone! !

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