Low cost fix for "BRAKE " light problem

Old 05-25-07, 08:52 PM
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Low cost fix for "BRAKE " light problem

2001 malibu brake light won't go out due to false fluid level sensor indicator.
Slipped the sensor out of the bottem of master cylinder and placed the sensor just under the sensor mount. Apparently there is a floating actuator inside of the master cylinder resivoir that has sank to the bottom and falsely triggered the brake light. My fluid level is good and brakes and antilock are OK. The brake light went out imediately after I pulled the sensor away from the master cylinder.
I DON"T recommend this as a permanant fix ! but rather as a trouble shooting tool.
Old 05-26-07, 04:10 AM
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Glad you don't. Brakes are the only thing between the car occupants and death. And not all problems that light the indicator are just for fluid levels. ALWAYS have brake warnings lights check, immediately.

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