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Dash Lights: The Brake Light on Your Dashboard

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Brake light means more than one thing.

Parking brake light might mean low brake fluid.

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If you engage your emergency brake, you'll notice a light on the dashboard that says "BRAKE" or "PARK." This will give you a heads up if you forget to release the brake before you take off. But what if your emergency brake is off and you still see the light?

If your dashboard BRAKE light is on when your emergency brake is off, it usually means you need to add brake fluid. Check the level and add some fluid as needed. If the light still doesn't go away, you should probably take your car in to have the brake system properly diagnosed.

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