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10-29-2010, 09:00 PM
Does anyone know why my 2004 Alero parking break light goes on and off on its own? When it goes on I've tried pulling up and slamming down the parking break but that doesn't work. Then a few miles down the road it will go off on its own again!

Its kind of annoying because I use my Cruise Control all the time and when the light is on it won't let me activate cruise!



Mike Jung
10-29-2010, 09:06 PM
Check your brake fluid level right away !!!

After starting the car:
Pump the brake pedal, & make sure it doesn't drop to the floor.

10-30-2010, 02:51 PM
Low brake fluid was the problem! Thank you!!

I checked the reservoir on my break at work today and it was practically empty. Straight after work I carefully drove to the auto parts store and bought some brake fluid. Topped that sucker up and the light didn't come on the rest of the way home!


Thanks again


10-31-2010, 07:35 AM
You need to monitor the fluid level because there must be a leak if it was low. It doesn't evaporate.