Ford Ranger hand brake light

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Old 10-16-12, 02:54 PM
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Ford Ranger hand brake light

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2000 Ford ranger hand brake light light wont go out even with the switch disconnected. It is a single wire grounding switch. Is there a relay or some other component somewhere that may be causeing this. Thanks.
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Old 10-17-12, 05:39 AM
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On some vehicles that light will also come on with low fluid in the reservoir.
 
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Old 10-17-12, 09:36 AM
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That's exactly what it was. I always look for the hard stuff. The fluid resivoir was about about half full, and it has a float and a 3 or 4 wire connector which I never noticed before. So I added some DOT 3, and the light went out. Alldata wasn't much help, but mabey I dont know how to navigate the site too well. Thank you very much TowGuy. Experiance always counts.
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Old 10-17-12, 12:13 PM
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I haven't done that particular jump-over-the-easy-solution myself, but I'm guilty of going past basic stuff looking for the difficult on more than one occasion.
 
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Old 10-17-12, 01:21 PM
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If your fluid was that low...it means you are probably due for a brake job, either front or rear. It's a semi-sealed system...the only way the fluid drops is through pad wear or a leak.
 
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Old 10-19-12, 08:47 AM
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The fluid was just flushed, and the mech didn't put in quite enough fluid back in. The linings and pads are OK, thats one of the few things I can still do these days.
Thanks for looking out for me.
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