The red brake light on the dash is on Why?

Asked by Jan 30, 2017 at 05:38 PM about the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the rear calipers and pads, the front rotors and pads, also bled the old fluid and replaced with fresh.  I have no air bubbles in the lines as they were eliminated while bleeding the brakes.  In fact have bled the brakes twice now to make sure there are no bubbles.  I very seldom use the emergency brake in fact have only used it once in its lifetime.  I bought the car new.

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When bleeding the brakes you must have pushed the brake pedal down too far, which would set off the brake sensor. This warns you that there is a problem with the brakes but we know that there is not. This just has to be reset. I'm not sure if it is still the same but worth a try. Just tap the brakes twice firmly and quickly. Doing this use to reset that light, sensor.

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will give this a try thank you

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