If you have ABS, there will be a yellow warning light that turns on for a bulb check when you start the engine. There will also be a hydraulic control unit or a computer module near the brake master cylinder.
Pull up on the parking brake pedal. If the light, (red light) goes off, the main cable is stretchad and must be adjusted, or more commonly, one of the rear cables is sticking and not fully retracting to pull the pedal up.
Low brake fluid can turn the red light on. If it is low, don't fill it to the top. It is low for a reason. Either there is a leak that must be found and fixed, or the front brake pads are worn and should be inspected. New pads require the caliper pistons to be pushed back into their housings. That will force a lot of fluid back up into the reservoir and will spill over if you previously filled it.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 7:01 PM