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?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Parking brake warning

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: Audi 2006 A6 Bi-Xenon dynamic headlight shutter malfunction

If this is a solenoid activated device, test the solenoid (winding resistance in ohms, function, etc.). If the other side functions, you can compare the results. The code seems to suggest you will find infinite resistance in the winding of...

Q: Why is my brake warning on my dash on?

The brake light is an indicator that is used for many different reasons. The light can be for low fluid levels in the brake master cylinder, ABS backup failure light, parking brake light switch, and the dash test circuit. The...

Q: what would be the average cost to own my vehicle over a ten year period

Typical "lifecycle" vehicle ownership and operation costs, such as you are inquiring about, are calculated on a 5 year interval. Going out 10 years has too much inherent uncertainly in inflation projections, and the costs of fuel, insurance, and repairs....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...