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Why is my brake light on in my jeep cherokee?

Your Jeep Cherokee’s brake light goes on to alert you of one of two things: either your parking brake are on, or something is wrong with your brakes.

What would cause the brake light on the dash to come on?

The most common reason your brake light might be on is the parking brake is engaged or broken, low brake fluid, your car needs new brake pads, or your brake light bulbs need to be replaced. If handled quickly and properly, these should be low cost, no problem fixes.

Why is my Jeep brake light on?

Bad Switch: One common reason for the Parking Brake light to stay on is a failing or failed switch. This can be checked easily by jiggling the handle after it is down. If the light turns off (or turns off and then back on), the switch is the most likely culprit and will need to be replaced.

Why is the brake light on in my Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Bad Level Sensor: Your master cylinder is equipped with a brake fluid level sensor. It’s sometimes mounted in the side of the sensor, and is sometimes part of the reservoir cap. If the sensor fails or is going bad, the Parking Brake light will turn on.

Is it OK to drive with brake light on?

Driving with the Brake Warning Light on should not be done as this is dangerous. It means your brakes are not working properly and need to be repaired as soon as possible.

What do you do if your brake lights stay on?

Here are common ways to fix brake lights that stay on:

  1. Check the brake light switch for damage.
  2. Replace blown fuses.
  3. Install a new brake light switch.
  4. Keep your brake pedal bumper functional.
  5. Replace burnt-out bulbs.
  6. Detach the car battery.
  7. Keep your brake pedal dirt-free.
  8. Ensure the brake pedal pushes the switch correctly.

How do you reset the brake light on a Jeep Wrangler?

“To reset the valve, you just need to stomp on the brake pedal firmly, like you were trying to lock up the wheels to stop. When I did mine, I hear a “POP” and that was it… the valve reset to it’s proper place.

Why don’t my brake lights turn off?

A common cause for car brake lights that won’t turn on is a faulty brake light switch. This component can be found beneath your dash attached near the brake pedal. If your lights are disabled, it may be sticking closed or the part has failed.

How do you reset the proportioning valve on a Jeep?

How to Reset a Brake Proportioning Valve

  1. Locate the brake proportioning valve near the rear brake line. It will have one or two buttons located on it. …
  2. Push the reset button located on the valve with your fingers, which will reset it so the valve is working properly again. Inspect the brake pressure.

How do you check the brake fluid on a 2010 Jeep Wrangler?

How to Reset a Brake Proportioning Valve

  1. Locate the brake proportioning valve near the rear brake line. It will have one or two buttons located on it. …
  2. Push the reset button located on the valve with your fingers, which will reset it so the valve is working properly again. Inspect the brake pressure.

How do I turn off the brake light?

What to do:

  1. Push the brake pedal a few times to ensure contact between the brake pads and discs.
  2. Switch the dashboard off for a few seconds.
  3. Turn the dashboard back on again and see if the light still remains. If the brake warning light is still illuminated, then seek assistance and advice.

What happens when a proportioning valve goes bad?

Rear wheels lock up

Since the proportioning valve decreases the pressure sent to the rear brakes, the main symptom the valve is going bad is the rear wheels locking up when the brakes are applied. Furthermore, the wheels will lock up more easily on wet surfaces. The rear brakes may feel touchy when applied even gently.

Why can’t I get my brakes to bleed?

Here are a few brake bleed tips: Inspect brakes system, check for corrosion, leaks, check for fluid contamination, etc. Begin the bleed process with the wheel farthest from the reservoir and work towards the closest. Clean all bleed valves and apply grease around threads before opening (prevents air entering the system …

How do you unstick a brake proportioning valve?

Bleed the front brake lines on the proportioning valve in the same fashion. This reversal of pressure will eventually break the spool loose inside the proportioning valve, equalizing the pressure between the front and rear brakes. The dash light will go off.