Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Parking brake warning

asked by on

I have just changed my brake light bulbs and the park brake warning light has appeared, the brake is working fine, I have checked the fuses and they are ok.

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Be sure the warning light pertains only to the parking brake and not, in addition, the brake fluid level. If the warning light pertains only to the parking brake system, that system has a switch that could be sticking in the on position even though you have released the brake. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a brake warning light diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Inaccurate warnings from the computer

I don't know what the mileage is on your car, but it may still be under warranty. First thing I would do is call the dealer and find out. I wouldn't recommend trying to figure this out yourself because this...

Q: Lack of acceleration lumpy idle doesn't pull away well.

Hi there. This can be an injector issue, but from my experience it sounds more like a failing catalytic converter. After the type of service you had it is common for the catalytic converter to fail and cause this so...

Q: Engine won't crank to start.

Even if the shift interlock solenoid is faulty, as long as the gearshift is in the Park position, you should still be able to start the car. Once the engine is running, you just won't be able to shift into...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.