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Dodge grand caravan 99 parking brake light comes on

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Old 10-07-2010, 06:17 PM
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Default Dodge grand caravan 99 parking brake light comes on

Whilst driving the parking brake light comes on the dashboard and goes off when i turn the wheel to the right. Will come on and off like that daily. Any help to fix this appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:06 AM
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Not a big help I know but may at least get you started. From the FSM:

RED BRAKE WARNING LAMP
DESCRIPTION
The red BRAKE warning lamp is located in the
instrument panel cluster and is used to indicate a low
brake fluid condition or that the parking brake is
applied. In addition, the brake warning lamp is turned
on as a bulb check by the ignition switch every time
the ignition switch is placed in the crank position.

OPERATION
The red BRAKE warning lamp is supplied a
12-volt ignition feed anytime the ignition switch is
on. The bulb is then illuminated by completing the
ground circuit either through the switch on the parking
brake lever, the brake fluid level switch in the
master cylinder reservoir, or the ignition switch when
it is placed in the crank position.

RED BRAKE WARNING LAMP
POSSIBLE CAUSES & CORRECTION
RED BRAKE WARNING LAMP ON

1. Parking brake lever not fully released.
FIX 1. Release parking brake lever.

2. Parking brake warning lamp switch on parking brake lever.
FIX 2. Inspect and replace switch as necessary.

3. Brake fluid level low in reservoir.
FIX 3. Fill reservoir. Check entire system for leaks. Repair or replace as required.

4. Brake fluid level switch.
FIX 4. Disconnect switch wiring connector. If lamp goes out, replace switch.

5. Mechanical instrument cluster (MIC) problem.
FIX 5. Refer to Chassis Diagnostic Procedures manual.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:51 AM
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thx for the fixes. I will work thru those and see if it solves it.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:04 PM
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Have a 00 grand caravan does the same thing when the fluid gets low because the break pads are about wore out. Might want to check the pads instead of adding fluid if low and not leaking fluid. When u change the pads and press the calipers back the fluid level will be ok in your master cylinder if like mine. Hope this helps...
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:16 AM
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If the pads are worn down and you have added fluid to the M/C remember to draw some of the fluid out of the M/C before pressing the calipers back. A cheap turkey baster works good for this.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:26 PM
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Good advice...1st time I did this I used a turkey baster. lol. works great.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:14 PM
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Thank you for the replies. I will let you know the outcome as soon as i get time to get pads.
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