Mechanics

SERVICE BRAKES LIGHT

2000 Oldsmobile Alero

Brakes problem
2000 Oldsmobile Alero 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

The service brakes light came on
I checked the front and rear brakes.
The back brakes needed changing
I put knew rotors and brake pads on that I purchased from Parts source

after the job was complete I reset the service light button.
The light would not go out
I then disconnected the battery cable for a few minutes
and then reconnect it
afyer goung for a test drive the service brakes light came on in a few minutes
I did have a little problem getting the calipers over the emergency brake on the back right hand side

How can I get the brake service light to stay off?
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Brucescott
March 12, 2008.



Check the fluid level in the master and fill to line! DOT3 ONLY!

Merlin2021
Mar 12, 2008.
I have already done that.
It is not the problem

Tiny
Brucescott
Mar 13, 2008.
This is the RED light on the dash? The only other thing that will cause JUST that light is going to be the parking brake switch.

Merlin2021
Mar 13, 2008.
Where is the parking brake switch and what do I do to fix it?

Tiny
Brucescott
Mar 13, 2008.
That depends on fi you have a pedal for it or a hand pull in the middle? The switch will be on the end or contact point, when the lever is at the off, or rest position, try pushing the contacts closed, if the light goes out, the parking brake needs adjustment to tighten the cables, or a cable replacement might be needed!

Merlin2021
Mar 13, 2008.
I checked the switch on the brake pedal. The alarm light did not go out on the dash.
Took the back wheels off and rechecked installation.
The light on the dash is still on

Tiny
Brucescott
Mar 15, 2008.
If the switch is good, and the brake system has no leaks. How is the pedal? Then you may need to have the instrument cluster tested.

Merlin2021
Mar 15, 2008.
There is a sensor in the brake reseivor tank. Pull the sensor out and see if the light goes off.

Tiny
JakedaSnake
Nov 24, 2008.