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Hello Everyone,

This used to happen ever so often, but the last month with the weather being -40ºC at it's worst, this happens almost all the time.

The Emegency Brake light on the dashboard goes on, and stays on when it's really cold outside. If I accelerate hard (warms up the engine bay slightly) the light goes off for a moment, then back on.

When it's warmer outside, the light goes on rarely, but as the weather dips, the light goes on quite often.

So basically my e-brake light is now a outside air temp gauge! haha. I've already checked the switch on the e-brake handle, and that switch is working fine.

Has anyone seen this? Have any insight onto which system is failing?
 

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Had the same issue. Was a leaky brake line on the front passenger side. Replaced the line, filled it up, unstuck the floater in the resevoir, and viola!!...no more light.
 

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Look at wiring diagram, that light is triggered by 1 brake fluid level sender and 2, parking brake position sender (switch, sensor, etc.) so the float switch may be stuck, or your hand brake is not fully released.

my brake light just stays on forever, i had just changed my brake pads, filled up my brake fluid, and changed my brake line, but brake light still on...wtf is wrong??
 

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I had this problem...and I needed new brakes. The farther down your pad gets worn, the lower your brake fluid level, as more fluid is needed to push the calipers together far enough to stop the car. Replaced my brakes and light is no longer on. Don't wait too long to do your brakes though, I had to replace a rotor that got EXTREMELY grooved.
 

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Thank you everyone. I'm sorry that this topic had come up before.

It was low fluid, but lazy as I was at the moment, it didn't even occur to me to check the wiring diagram. Lesson Learned!
 
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