Flashing brake light

Tiny
RENé GALARZA
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  • 2016 MAZDA CX-5
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 21,000 MILES
The emergency brake system had locked up a few months ago. I disconnected the battery and it disengaged. The problem now is that the brake light comes on and flashes. It seems to have also drained my battery somehow. I have driven it and after about 1/2 hour the light goes off and all is fine. The car starts fine. But, after a few hours, I have to jump the battery to start it and the light comes back on. All I can think of is now, not only is the emergency brake system not working properly but it seems to also be draining my battery. Not sure what to think and don't want to be taken advantage of at the dealership. Also, I have had pretty much problems with the brakes. The car has only 21,000 miles and I had to replace the back brakes. Now, the front brake (specifically the passenger side) is making a noise and there is excessive brake dust. I know this is extra information but, I thought I should mention this. Thank you for any advice.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 AT 12:32 AM

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Tiny
KENNY K
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I would agree that this sounds like the braking system is activating and causing issues. I understand you don't want to go the dealer but I think we are going to have to start with getting codes from the ABS system and seeing what it is telling us.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTtAnsOlZU4

Without the codes, we will have to have someone check it out. However, you don't have to go to a dealer. I would ask around to some of your friends and see if they know of any shops that are trustworthy. Unfortunately I don't think this is an issue that we can ignore or just know what it is with the info we have so far. We are going to need some codes or other info to know for sure.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 AT 6:57 AM

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