Brake light on dash works backwards

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Recently had an an issue with one of the brake lines to a tire, so had to get that fixed. After I got it back, the brake warning light on the console (the one that comes on when the emergency brake is on) stays lit. Except when I push the pedal down at least half way (I can actually be stopped and holding the pedal down enough to be stationary, but the light will stay on until I push the pedal down further). The parking brake is not engaged and otherwise the brakes work fine. What in the world would cause it to act that way?
 

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Recently had an an issue with one of the brake lines to a tire, so had to get that fixed. After I got it back, the brake warning light on the console (the one that comes on when the emergency brake is on) stays lit. Except when I push the pedal down at least half way (I can actually be stopped and holding the pedal down enough to be stationary, but the light will stay on until I push the pedal down further). The parking brake is not engaged and otherwise the brakes work fine. What in the world would cause it to act that way?
I reckon that the brakes were not properly bled.
 
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Thanks guys. The shop says they bled them with the computer and manually as well. Something doesn't add up.
 

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You might want to tighten the self adjusters to see if pedal feels better. While backing up hit pedal kinda hard a few times. Jab It. Should bring pedal higher.
 
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Definitely a good idea. It's easy enough to do but I'll be a bit surprised if that resolves the issue.
 
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I know this is an old post but I wanted to circle back on this one. Although a couple of pretty good shops were stumped by this, I found a third that figured it out. They said the rear shoes were way out of adjustment and there was a rust ridge on the rear drum (or drums, not sure if one or both). Brakes - and brake light! - now working normally!
 

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