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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Brake dash light stays on???

First of all, this is a great forum. I recently bought an '03 Focus that has quite a few little issues, the reponses that I have received on other questions has been great. Thanks.

So, the next problem is that the brake light on the instrument panel stays on all the time. The manual says that it is an indication of low brake fluid. I checked the fluid and it is all the way to the top. I also checked the brake lights and all three are working (normally a burned bulb only lights the dash light when you apply the brake, but I eliminated this possibility anyway).

I suspect that either the level switch in the brake fluid reservoir or the position switch on the hand brake is bad. Before I dig into those areas is there something else that could cause the dash light to stay on?

I have to get a CA smog inspection done and if this shows up as a code, I won't pass.

Thanks again for the help and suggestions.

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