My ABS light and my e-brake light came on this afternoon. I don't know why. I know I am due for new pads on the rear and I pulled the ebrake and felt a funny pop in it this afternoon. I wasn't doing anything stupid either. Just pulled the brake up? whats wrong with my car? please help? its an 01 gts 6 speed with 4 wheel disc abs.
Couple questions. Have you done any electrical modifications to you car? Did you brake real hard at any point when this all happened? If not do the indicators stay on at the same time. Or does the one indicator come on right after the other? Do the indicators go off ever? Are the indicators blinking at all?
The e-brake doesn't neccessarily have anything to do with the brake fluid. The e-brake functions through cables manually it only locks up the rear section of the car whether you have drums or disc goes the same on all Celica's.
What kind of sound and was it on the inside?
The e-brake indicator goes on and off being controlled by a spring loaded push button switch on the e-brake handle that opens and closes the signal feed indicating when the e-brake is locked up. Try this, when you pull the e-brake up the e-brake indicator light on the cluster should light up since the push button is now depressed. It works the opposite way when you depress the e-brake handle the switch stays open and signal is not sent no more so the light stays off.
Also inspect your e-brake handle. Your e-brake sensor may have gotten depressed and jammed, sensor may have snapped off the handle, spring inside the sensor may have no more resistance, wire problem, or the sensor is damaged.
Sound came from outside?
The ABS light. Try to check your ABS speed cables. Make sure they are not loose, cut, disconnected, or damaged in anyway.
Check the fuses like everyone stated last thing you want is an electrical problem and when you find the problem reset your ecu. Start fresh.