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Old 10-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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E-Brake light

So this is kinda funny, but just recently in my 95, when I press the brakes to stop at a light, the E-brake light on the dash lights up. Any cause to why this could be happening? I did just change the Ball-joints and the hubs on the front end. But I did that in Ohio and brought the car back to Philly last week. It only started doing this about 3 days ago? Four max. But yeah.
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Could be that your brake fluid is low. Check your fluid and pads. If fluid is low. Check how worn your pads are. If pads are not worn then add more brake fluid. Don't add more fluid if your pads are worn. Replace pads
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Ill check the fluid. But when I did the hubs and joints we checked the pads and rotars and they seemed fine still. I just wasn't sure that that light was linked to the actual brakes or not. But now I kinda feel like an idiot. Lol.
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Lol no idiots here. Yeah some cars have a sensor and if your brake fluid is low your brake light will turn on
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Ah. But would it be constant if the fluid was low? Because nlike I said. It only happens when I hit the brakes. Just to make sure.
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Ah. But would it be constant if the fluid was low? Because nlike I said. It only happens when I hit the brakes. Just to make sure.
Okay answer a few questions before I answer yours. You turn on the car right? And the the brake light isn't on. When you press the brake it turns on. And when you let it go does it turn on or does it stay on. It should stay on until you turn the car off. That usually means that brake fluid is low. Or, does it turn on when you press the brake and turn off again when you depress it? If it does that I'm not too sure what that means. Maybe you have something wrong with your wiring or maybe it's a problem I've never heard of
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When I turn the car on. The light is off. When the car is on but I'm not moving and I press the brakes. The light doesn't come on. It only comes on when I have the car moving and I use the brakes to bring it to a stop.
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When I turn the car on. The light is off. When the car is on but I'm not moving and I press the brakes. The light doesn't come on. It only comes on when I have the car moving and I use the brakes to bring it to a stop.
Sounds to me like low brake fluid or maybe the fluid isn't circulating correctly. Check your fluid and top it off
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Same exact thing happened to me i had it looked at it was a wiring issue. It is pretty simple and it got fixed on my car it doesn't happen anymore. If you are pretty knowledgeable and have some time take a look at the wiring if not ask a buddy it is most likely just a wiring issue.
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Same exact thing happened to me i had it looked at it was a wiring issue. It is pretty simple and it got fixed on my car it doesn't happen anymore. If you are pretty knowledgeable and have some time take a look at the wiring if not ask a buddy it is most likely just a wiring issue.
Or that. Haha got too caught up with brake fluid. Yes it can be wiring. You can check your brake pedal wiring and go from there
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Or that. Haha got too caught up with brake fluid. Yes it can be wiring. You can check your brake pedal wiring and go from there
Sorry didn't read all of your posts but fluid is also possible because your light coming on at certain times could be the sign of telling you to check the fluid so fluid and wiring would be the top two things to check first.
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Alright ill check that aswell. Now what kind of brake fluid does it take? I can't remember if it is DOT 2 or DOT 3
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Yeap fluids are low.
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Got it fixed. Was just the fluids. Thanks lol.
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Got it fixed. Was just the fluids. Thanks lol.
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