The 1999 Chevrolet Malibu is part of the fifth generation (1997-2003) manufactured by General Motors. This is the first smaller, front-wheel-drive Malibu that General Motors put back on the market after the Malibu line was temporarily discontinued in the early 1980's.

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Dummy light for "brake" won't turn off on 1997 Chevrolet Malibu?

i have 97 malibu, 4cyl. "brake" light on in instrument panel. Parking brake is off . fluid is full. brakes are fairly new and not worn thin... Why is dummy light staying on and what are my options for fixing it.....

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The brake warning light will come on if your system is low on fluid. It can also come on if the rubber gasket in the master cylinder cap has fallen down and it is hitting the sensor in the master cylinder. It also signals an imbalance in the system or if the combination valve is bad. there could also be a loose or broken park brake lamp switch on the parking brake assembly. You should also check your rear brake lights and see if they are working properly. Since you are talking brakes here and since they are a pretty important part of your vehicle, and everyone's safety, I'd suggest you get it at least scanned and see if you come up with an error code. Autozone and many other places offer this service for free. Have it looked at just to make sure you and others are safe. It could be a simple fix or as involved as your body control module. Hope this helps, good Luck.

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