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E Brake warning light?

Several times recently the brake light on the dash and warning chime have activated while sitting at a light with foot on brake pedal. Same indication as if you were traveling with the emergency brake on?? E brake rarely used and certainly not recently. 2001 4X4 Limited Excursion 7.3L

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I believe that's just a basic brake warning light. Fluid level , brake pads is where i'd start before worrying about the e-brake.

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That's not just for the e brake. There's an issue in your brake system that is setting it off.

Or the e brake pedal is a little loose and setting off the light

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Or the micro switch could be malfuctioning. Mine did that a month ago to so. Jacked with the switch & haven't had a problem since

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Most likely fluid level. Check.
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Thanks for the responses. I had topped off the fluid level after the first time it happened but did it again after. Just replaced both front hubs and axel seals and the front brakes looked fine. Will check the rears and clean MFS as it has caused funky issues with my F250 in the past.

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Just a reminder, your power steering also uses the same fluid, so there could be something going on with it too.... Sorry to bring in another aspect

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try adding a little more brake fluid to the reservoir. when you press on the brake pedal the fluid level goes down slightly so it might just be making down low enough to set off the warning light light.

and the power steering pump also runs the hydroboost so make sure that's topped up... not with power steering fluid
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check where the pedal rest, up toward the dash. You'll see what looks like a phllipspanhead. That button is what triggers the light as well. Like member mentioned, check the switch.

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