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Why does 2001 Toyota Avalon dash light for brakes stay on.?

Brake fluid level is fine & no leaks anywhere. Brake pads all ok. Have replaced both the park and foot brake switches.

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Remove the brake fluid cap which contains the sensor and shake it ,a good arm swing and if its sticking then this will free it it up

Posted on Jul 07, 2014

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    Bob Walker Jul 08, 2014

    Thanks for your help. The sensor on my car is in the master cylinder. Should have thought of it myself. Worked just fine. Thanks again.

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SOURCE: 1996 T-100 dash brake light will not go out

The brake fluid level sensor in the master cylinder is stuck in the lower position which completes the circuit to illuminate the light.. Try tapping lightly on the side of the reservoir to loosen it. If that does not help, you will need to replace the level sensor.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Hi my Name is Marcus . I have a 99 toyota corolla and i have problems with the brake lights . I have change the bulbs . I have check my fuses , i have also change the brake pad switch . I was told that i to change the brake switch with a part for Toyota Dealership . Plz help me

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If the float is blocked in the brake fluid reservoir, then it will indicate that there is low brake fluid.Actually its full, but still it will indicate, that its low fluid, due to stuck-up reservoir float.Many a times there is air bubbles got created in the fluid reservoir and this cause the problem. Just get the fluid drained and refill the fluid to its required level, then check.Also get the filter checked.If its blocked or clogged.It has to be replaced.The clogged filter does not allow the float to properly float up to the connection point and causes the brake light to go on.------------ if all checked ok, then another possibility is the parking brake engagement sensor, a mechanical switch that is engaged when the parking brake lever is activated. It may have gotten stuck in the on position and need to be cleaned or replaced.------------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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Look at all of the brake calibers and or wheel brake cylinders for fluid leaks.

Posted on May 13, 2011

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SOURCE: brake light on dash goes on and off 1998 toyota avalon

its a bad connection

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