My 2004 Honda Accord has the "red brake warning light" staying on.

Tiny
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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I checked the brake fluid level in the reservoir and it is full. Any thoughts? The car seems to stop fine when driving and really no difference than before.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 1:41 PM

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Tiny
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Check the flote in the master cylinder. Try un plugging the sensor @ the flote. And try un plugging the parking prake switch to see if the light goes out
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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Would you say it is safe to drive about 10 miles until I get home tonight to check?
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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With out seeing it I can't promise. But with what you stated sofar I would say its safe.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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What are my scenarios when I check these? If I unplug the sensor and the light goes out? What does that tell me? If I unplug the emergency brake switch and it goes out? What then? Sorry I'm a novice, but dad will be here tonight and knows a lot more about the car.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
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Is it possible that the brake pads have sensors in them that are telling me they need to be replaced?
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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No, brakes pads do not have any sensors to tell you when pads are worn out.

If it is the word BRAKE, then you have a blown brake bulb. If it is the park brake indicator that is showing, then it most probably is due to low brake fluid level, which could mean a leakage somewhere or the pads are wearing out soon.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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KHLow. Your statements are opposite of what the manual is telling me. The red word BRAKE is what's showing up, which talks about checking the break fluid
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Is it the sign Brake with a bracket? If yes, then it is the brake fluid level that you need to check. If the indicator is below the door ajar, then it is the brake blubs.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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It is the parking brake and brake system indicator
see: http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/AC0404/AC0404O00060A.pdf
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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That is for the brake fluid level.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM

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