Old Town Peoria Auto Repair

Having trouble with the break lights staying on all the time

Q: I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 and am having trouble with the break lights staying on all the time. The emergency and anti-lock brake system lights. What is the cause and what needs to be done? Thanks for your help. Dominic

A: There is no straightforward answer to this problem and a situation like this often comes down to three most likely causes:
-speed sensor
-anti-lock brake module
-wiring or relay

There is really no way to know without tapping into the car’s computer and running diagnostics on the system. The costs can vary to perform the tests, but will usually run about $100 (for the test only; repairs to fix the cause may be an additional expense).


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