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    brake light always on

    Whats the diagnostic process to make the red thingy go away?

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    Check the switch on the parking brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camoit View Post
    Check the switch on the parking brake.
    Where is that located? Right where the brake handle is in the cab?

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    Should be at the bottom of the hand-brake handle, just above the gas pedal. Make sure it's mounted properly and not wiggling around. It's a VERRRy simple switch.
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    which brake light are you talking about - the one on the dash or the ones on the bed? There is also a switch on the brake resevior that could be a problem
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    Be aware it is also an indicator of low brake fluid level in your master cylinder. My emergency brake mechanism wouldn't release all the way until I got under the truck, just behind drivers door, and lubricated it. If you don't use your e brake very often, it gets a little balky.
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    Good catch Lush90, I bet you hit it on the head. My Toyota MR2 does exactly the same thing when fluid gets low from a slow leaking wheel cylinder.

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    I will check the level. Thanks!

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