Hello! I have a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country.
The “BRAKE” light was staying on a couple days ago after releasing the parking brake. I thought this light only related to the parking brake and I figured there might just be a problem with the limit switch. The brakes seemed to work fine. I found later this could indicate other brake problems, including low brake fluid.
I checked under the hood, and the brake fluid is full. Then I noticed that the sensor to the reservoir is cut and a 4-5 inch piece of the wire is missing (which I later found fallen below.). The wire to the vacuum pump is also chewed through, though no length is cut out. This seems to have happened because of some squirrel/rodent chewing it.
My question is how this would be repaired typically. You might be able to replace that part of the wiring/splice in an extra length, but would this be how it is normally repaired? I’m wondering if this is worth an insurance claim. I have a $500 deductible, and I could see this getting expensive if long lengths of wiring need to be replaced vs just splicing in a new length. And I don’t see any other broken wires and there are no other errors, but I guess there could be something I don’t see.
Thanks to anyone with any advice!