solved the problem, i found a TSB explaing what to do when this happens, and than i found a realy good HOW TO.
Practicly you need to reset the hand brake cylinder by:
1. Disconect batery for 5 minutes (this means if your car is 2007> you will have to go to dealer so he can put the code for radio thru some GEKO system othervise you cant use the radio!)
2. Connect the batery.
3. Dont start the car only give contact (many lights go on )
4. pres and hold the brake while presing the hand brake 2 times on and 2 times off. (i waited 30 seconds betven “on” and “off” cause the manual i found wasnt very clear)
5. Than i pussehd the cylinder back with hands, (Be carful not to turn it!!!) only push it straight i did it by hand.
6. Put everything back, deleted the fault codes and started all over again like manual said on the previous post.
I did everything like it said but at the end i end up with P on the dash light up, than i only deleted the fault codes from controler 53 – Hand brake and it worked like a charm!
1. Park your car on a level surface. If you have a stick shift car make sure the car is in gear. Do not set the parking brake. Place blocks in front of the front tires so the car does not move while you are working on it.
2. Open the hood of your car and locate the master cylinder. If necessary, remove brake fluid until the level in the container is less than half full. A turkey baster is a good tool for this. Put the brake fluid in the plastic container and dispose of it the way you dispose of motor oil.
3. Raise the rear end of your car with your car jack. Remove the rear tire or wheel assembly.
4. Remove the parking brake cable from the back of the caliper. Use the pliers to remove the cable clip (restraining clip).
5. Use the socket wrench to remove the upper mounting bolt from the caliper. If the upper guide pin moves while you do this, use a back-up wrench to hold the upper guide pin.
6. Rotate the caliper downward, pivoting it on the lower caliper bolt. Remove the inner and outer brake pads from the caliper.
1. Turn the caliper piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper housing. Insert the new brake pads into the caliper.
2. Swing the caliper upward and into place. Apply a thin coat of thread locking compound to the bolt and use the socket wrench to tighten the bolt to 271 inch lb. (35 Nm).
3. Reattach the parking brake cable to the caliper.
4. Replace the tire wheel assembly. Lower the car to the ground.
5. Pump the brake pedal a few times to seat the brake pads. Do this before trying to move your car.
6. Add fluid to the master cylinder container to replace any you removed before you removed the old brake pads.
7. Season the brake pads by making only gentle stops when you are driving for the first week after you install the new brake pads. Try not to do any hard stopping when you are seasoning the brakes.
1. Make sure the light is has a wrench icon. This article is not intended to help reset a “service engine” light.
2. Without turning on your car, turn the key to the right and you’ll see all of your dash lights come on.
3. Press on the brake 4 times. On the 4th time, hold the brake petal down for 30 seconds and release. This should reset the light.
4. Always always always contact your mechanic! This trick was told to me by my mechanic because I saw the light and took it in for servicing. I went to a non-dealer mechanic, but after they ran a diagnostic, they couldn’t find anything wrong. I called my GM mechanic and they suggested that if noting was found wrong, it was probably a light that needed to be reset. I plan to take it in for a tune-up soon but knowing that nothing serious was wrong was a nice weight off my shoulders and my wallet!
1. Get in the driver seat and close the door.
2. Press and hold “S/R” button (on the left).
3. While still holding on “S/R” button, insert and turn your key on but DO NOT start the car.
4. Keep on holding till “RESET” appears.
5. Release “S/R” button and press and hold it again till “RESET” starts flashing.
6. Release “S/R” button and press once(without holding) again.
5. You should see 15500 miles to go
Might have to do it a couple of times before you get, though.
Service light reset is as follows:-
1. Press and Hold the Odometer knob in
2. Turn the ignition on (do not start the car though)
3. Turn the odometer knob to the right and hold for about 5 secs.
4. Release odometer knob and switch ignition off.
5. Start car, Service indicator should now be gone.== Answer ==
cheers for the info worked first time probably saved me a few quid putting the car to a dealers.
this worked on a 2000 modal with out a problem