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Old 10-18-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
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2000 Bravada brake light on

Tried the old redneck fix of blasting down the driveway and slamming on the brakes. Did it a few times, but no difference in pedal. Got a squishy pedal, pushes down low but vehicle stops. No lights on dash, except brake light and airbag light. I can see through the rear wheels that rotors look rusty, prob not working too well. I just need to get this to pass inspection, then I can work on it as I go. Everything else works, no extra lights on and vehicle sounds pretty decent running for having 243K on it. Does a vehicle still pass inspection with the brake light on?
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

Have you checked your brake fluid level?
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

Get it scanned at a chain type auto parts store, let the computer tells us what's going on.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:31 PM   #4
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

Chris, a scan does not look at brake warning lite issues unless it is abs related. You knew that. Lol
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:59 PM   #5
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

Either parking brake is partially engaged, or your pressure differential switch on master cylinder is activated due to seeing a massive pressure differential in line circuits. most likely due to a leak. Look for drop in fluid and drips from under vehicle to identify leak. Corrosion makes it happen.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:08 PM   #6
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

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Chris, a scan does not look at brake warning lite issues unless it is abs related. You knew that. Lol
Then you'd get an ABS light too?
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

Yes, if the abs lite was on, then an abs function scanner would trace the component, used by a pro of course. We are fading on these forums, not like it was.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:54 AM   #8
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Re: 2000 Bravada brake light on

I've seen a body code for a low fluid level in the past, not linked to an ABS/traction code. In this case, I'm thinking Stealthee may have predicted the problem.
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