2000 Ford Taurus Emergency Brake Light

Tiny
RCLAY79
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  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
I own a 2000 Ford Taurus and recently on a road trip the emergency brake light on the instrument cluster came on and remains on as long as the car is started. When checking the manual, it tells me to have the car serviced immediately. Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be causing the malfunction. I would like to try to fix it myself. Thanks.
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Saturday, April 14th, 2007 AT 2:20 PM

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Tiny
NKTIDWEL
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When my brake light came on, it was due to low brake fluid. The float, just kept getting stuck. I put in synthetic brake fluid and haven't had the problem since.
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Saturday, April 14th, 2007 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
TAURUSWHEEL
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The parking brake light? As above said, check your brake fluid level. If that's fine get down under the dash and check the little parking brake light switch attached to the parking brake pedal, usually they don't turn the light on with parking brake applied, but the other way can hapen too. Or are you talking about the yellow abs light?
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Saturday, April 14th, 2007 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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If you have ABS DO NOT USE synthetic or DOT 5 fluid, it airates in the ABS sytem and will cause brake loss!
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Sunday, April 15th, 2007 AT 9:22 AM
Tiny
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I went out right after I posted the question and checked the fluid and it was low. Thanks for all of the help comments.
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Monday, April 16th, 2007 AT 11:47 AM

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