HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today with your question.I would start with a visual inspection of the parking brake system and the components as well as check the master cylinder fluid level. Illumination of the light after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected, most likely the pads have worn out causing the fluid level to drop, therefore setting off the light.
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Operation
Pull the parking brake switch upward to engage the parking brake. Release the switch, and it returns to the neutral position. To release the parking brake, make sure the ignition is turned to ON, press the brake pedal, then push the parking brake switch down. The instrument cluster BRAKE warning lamp illuminates and remains illuminated until the parking brake is released.
The electronic parking brake (EPB) will automatically release when the gearshift lever is moved from P (Park) with the ignition ON. The EPB also disengages if a gear is selected and the accelerator pedal is pressed. The EPB will not release when the release switch is activated. If the battery is disconnected, the EPB system must be reset; the vehicle message center will display "APPLY PARK BRAKE" or "APPLY ((P))".
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Resetting
NOTE: The electronic parking brake (EPB) can be released after the battery is reconnected.
The electronic parking brake (EPB) system must be reset whenever the battery has been disconnected or has been in a state of discharge.
To reset the EPB system, follow the steps:
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer, below are the test procedures from Ford.
THE RED BRAKE WARNING INDICATOR IS ALWAYS ON
THE RED LIGHT IS NOT ON . THE AMBER PARK BRAKE LIGHT IS ON AND THE SERVICE PARK BRAKE IS ON MESSAGE CENTER.BUT THERE ARE NO CODES AND PARK BRAKE WORKS PROPERLY
Below are the tests for the EPB system,
Connector Circuit Reference
JUST GOT THE CAR BACK TO CHECK
TO TEST ABOVE PASSED
I FOUND OUT THE HAPPENED WHEN THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE WENT OUT
ARE THEY CONNECTED
I ALSO HEARD YOU HAVE TO REPRPGRAM COMPUTER TO SOLVE PROBLEM
If installing a new EPB module, the module must be configured. They are not connected.
NNO IT IS THE OLD ONE
BUT I FOUND OUT THE BATTERY HAS BEEN REPLAACED
DOES EM MODULE NEED TO BE RESET
IF SO WHAT IS PROCEDURE
I DID FIND A CODE U1262 IN ANOTHER SECTION ON MODIS
WOULD THIS CREATE A PROBLEM
I GOT IT FROM MESSAGE CENTER CODES
WHERE WOULD YOU GO TO LOOK FOR PROBLEM
Communications Network Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index
IS THERE A ADJUSTMENT ON THE PARK BRAKE
NOTE: The electronic parking brake (EPB) system must be reset following the EPB system reset procedure if the battery has been discontinued. Refer to Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Resetting in the diagnostic section.
this thing has me stumped
i am missing something
park brake works fine
but the service park brake message in on and amber park brke light stays on
but brake aplies properly and release properly
what am i missing
thanks for your help
i will give you another fee if it will help
The anti-lock brake system/traction control (ABS/TC) module, dual automatic temperature control (DATC) module, audio control module (ACM), rear electronic module (REM), front electronic module (FEM), electronic parking brake module, driver seat module (DSM), driver door module (DDM), navigation system module, and the instrument cluster communicate with the diagnostic tool through the SCP communications network circuits. The powertrain control module (PCM) communicates with all modules on the SCP communications network. If one of the SCP communications network circuits become shorted to ground or voltage, or if some but not all termination resistors are lost, communications can continue. If a module is lost due to internal concerns, communications can continue to all other modules. Check the SCP communications network circuits between the PCM C175b, ACM C290c, ABS/TC module C155, DATC module C228a, instrument cluster C220b, navigation system module C4209, electronic parking brake module C4205b, DDM C501a, DSM C341c, FEM C201c, REM C420b, and the data link connector (DLC) C251. The total resistance values must not be more than 5 ohms. If the resistance is more than 5 ohms there is an open in one or both SCP communications network circuits, damage to the PCM C175b, ACM C290c, ABS/TC module C155, DATC module C228a, instrument cluster C220b, navigation system module C4209, electronic parking brake module C4205b, DDM C501a, DSM C341c, FEM C201c, REM C420b, in-line C315, interior auxiliary junction box (AJB) C283a, interior AJB C283b, interior AJB C283c, interior AJB C283d, joint connector No. 4 C223, joint connector No. 5 C427 and the DLC C251. If, after individual checks of each circuit leading to a module show resistance values less than 5 ohms and no in-line connector issues present, the diagnostic tool data link test must be run with the module in question disconnected. If the data links diagnostics test passes with the module in question disconnected, the module is the source of the concern and should be removed and a new module installed.
i cleared codes and they did not come back but the amber park brake light is on and the service park brake message is still there
HiCustomer Thank you for the reply, the problem is most likely with the message center itself,see diagram below. The parking brake control switch is hardwired directly to the parking brake module. The status of the parking brake switch is sent from the parking brake module to the instrument cluster over the communication network. The base brake system status is monitored by the ABS module and sent to the instrument cluster over the communication network.