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I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute that I cannot get the brake

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I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute that I cannot get the brake light to go off on and the master cylinder has been replaced as well as the sensor to the brake fluid container.
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: We completely changed the fluid and bleed the brakes and yes the container is full
JA: Are you fixing your Tribute yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Folsom Lake Ford did the master cylinder fluid change and bleed the brakes but they could not get the brake light to go off so I had another mechanic change the sensor to the brake fluid container
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have been told this is a very common problem with the Mazda Tribute and the Ford Escape but I am giving this car to my daughter and it is the only indicator light that is still a concern
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 months ago.

i would think your problem here is the brake pedal switch above the brake pedal

Parts InformationOEM Part #Price

Brake Light Switch

Stoplamp Switch

EC0166490B $23.79

Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Replace

B 0.0 - 0.4 hours labor

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 months ago.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there. please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER ,Chrome or Firefox.]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/0j5hlcen7nomg4o/0107-tribute-BRAKE%20PEDAL%20POSITION.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/0j5hlcen7nomg4o/0107-tribute-BRAKE%20PEDAL%20POSITION.doc?dl=0

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I will have my mechanic look into this today and I will get back to you
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 months ago.

ok

thanks