What is the warning lamp underneath the park brake indicator lamp on the dash of 1996 EL Falcon

Tiny
MICKCLARK
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  • 1996 FORD FALCON
I bought the car used and did not get a manual. I was told that it may be break level fluid warning. I checked fluid and it was low however I have filled it and light is still on
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 3:07 AM

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Tiny
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Check the system for leaks. If there are no obvious external leaks, press the brake pedal firmly, with the engine off, and hold it. The pedal should not sink to the floor. If it does, you have a bad master cylinder. Only apply enough pressure to the pedal to hold it down, don't apply enough pressure to force it to the floor.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 4:07 AM
Tiny
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OPEN LID

JIGGLE FLOAT W/ A PENCIL---MAY BE "C. OCKED" IN IT'S TRACK

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
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That's an idea CJ. It may also be that the float is filled with brake fluid, not allowing it to rise.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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Either one could be correct. The fluid in your master cylinder will drop as the brake pads wear. So, the MC may be fine and no leaks found. If the light continues to stay on, check to make sure it is not refering to the park brake. The switch could be stuck or bad. It is located near the parking brake pedal. Check that too. One last thing, can you tell me if any other lights are staying on?
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your replies. Light went off day after refilling fluid and checking all the above. Cheers
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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GOOD DEAL!--HAD TO HAVE BEEN THE FLOAT

NOW THAT IT SEEMS TO BE THE BEST IT CAN BE---TRADE FOR A WRANGLER OR ANOTHER REAL JEEP!

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Technically, this picture isn't of a Jeep. It's a Vehicle, Wheeled, Multi-Purpose, by Willys-Overland. The Jeep Corporation didn't come into existence until well after your beauty was built.
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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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THIS IS HIS HEAD

GOTTA GO WITH YOUR HEART!

LIKE GRANPA USED TO SAY, "JEALOUSY WILL GET YOU NUTHIN'" LOL!

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 3:52 AM
Tiny
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Wow. You can tell these were built to be worked on by just about any GI behind the front lines. Valve sizes and clearance, plus the firing order. The vehicle in the picture was unofficially known as the General Purpose vehicle, and affectionately known as the Jeep, after the Popeye character that could go anywhere.
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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 4:14 AM

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