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someone help !!!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by NLMCT, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    so i got my alternator fixed now my parking brake light is on and it chimes everytime i step on the gas .... i check the actually parking brake and it is not engage ... any suggestions i would greatly appreciate thank you
     
  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,410

    is there any play in the pedal? pull the release with one hand and see if it lifts up at all with the other
     
  3. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    i pushed the e brake down it seemed alot easier than before but it still springs back up when i pull the release .....
     
  4. cotter

    cotter Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 182

    have you checked the e-brake cable at the wheels to see if it is engaging/disengaging. Watch the light as you step on the pedal, does it get slightly brighter? If so the light is getting activated elsewhere. Did i miss what you are working on?
     
  5. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    Nope it doesn't get any brighter but I pushed the e brake all the way down and put it in drive and the e brake doesn't even work ... Could that be why the light is on and stays on and is there anyway I can turn the light off cause I never use my e brake ??
     
  6. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    its a 2003 f250 super duty
     
  7. speedy1wrc

    speedy1wrc Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    See if you can look under the dash for the switch. It's tight but see if you can manually activate the switch. If that works then they screwed up the cable. If the switch seems to be moving ok, see if you can pull the connector. It's a right angle connector. Use a paper clip to try and activate/deactivate it that way.
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,630

    E brake should have a switch on pedal, push it all the way in by hand and see if light goes off. Also check your brake fluid level. Some vehicles a low level can set off the light.
     
  9. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    what switch ??? switch to turn off the light ?? sorry im a lil confused lol
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,630

    There is a switch on the E brake pedal assembly. This tell the truck when the e brake is released.
     
  11. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    got it ... thats exactly what it was thank you very much everyone
     
  12. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,410

    do all you brake lights work? including the third one?....I remember gm doing that years ago
     
  13. speedy1wrc

    speedy1wrc Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Glad you found it..
     
  14. NLMCT

    NLMCT Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 148

    unrelated to this post ... im hsopping for new shocks... any suggestion i have a 2003 f250 ..should i get bigger shocks in the front cause of the plow?