HOW TO MAKE BRAKE WARNING LITE GO OFF AND MAKE CRUISE WORK

  • Tiny
  • bigge
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Alero
  • 133,000 miles

I replaced the front brake caliphers and now the brake warning lite stays on and also the cruise control will not set, all after the brake job, the brakes work fine. Is there a way to reset brakes and get cruise to work

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 3:59 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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So the brake light wasnt on before you reolaced the calipers?You shouldnt have to reset thr brake light did you make sure the brake fluid level wasnt low?

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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 5:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • bigge
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Fluid is good and brakes working properly just lite on and cruise still is not working

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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 7:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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So its the brake light and not the abs light?

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:23 AM
  • Tiny
  • bigge
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Yes it is the brake not abs

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 10:51 AM
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  • saturntech9
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I posted the description of the brake warning light for you. Its turned on by low brake fluid or ebrake on. SO if the ebrake is released and brake fluid isnt low you could have a switch issue.

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 4:33 PM
  • Tiny
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But what would make cruise stop working from the brake system, and is there a way to reset brake lite is brake fluid if it is not low

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Not sure about the cruise control inop you would have to diagnose that seperate. When the fluid level is full the light should turn off I suspect the float in the master cylinder is sticking since you said this happened afer you replaced the calipers.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 AT 4:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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I agree with Saturntech9. Try rapping on the side of the brake fluid reservoir with a screwdriver handle and see if it puts the light out.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • bigge
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Thanx guys, if all else fails break out the hammer, it worked and cruise went to working too, Thanks for the help

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 AT 5:46 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Your welcome so you smacked the cruise module and it worked?

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 AT 5:55 PM

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