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Weasel
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Weasel Dec 21, 2:08am - #355574 

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Problem with "BRAKE" light in consol...

You know the light thst says "brake" when the e-brake is up? Well every now and then when i am driving it lights up and then turns off after a couple seconds. This happens when i am at a stop and then take off, and/or when changing gears. When i was parked i lifted up the e-brake and the light doesn't come on till after the first "click" so i dont know what is going on. By the way i have a 5 spd if that makes a difference. This is really annoying me can someone help me out?

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ahnjae Dec 21, 2:24am - #355575 

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check your connections for the ebrake light should just be a ground wire problem ...i had the same problem with a different car

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ahnjae Dec 21, 2:28am - #355576 

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oh yeah by the way tha reason it pops up whenever you say it does is probably because when you take off, the car is jolted in result moving that loose connection or wire ...so fix the ground wire

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slidr Dec 21, 3:10am - #355577 

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Right. When you pull up on the e-Brake, you trigger a ground to complete the circuit to the BRAKE light, thereby making it light up. If the ground is loose, then it will light up on occasion.


If that isn't the problem, then it could be an issue with your instrument cluster, but I wouldn't imagine that being the problem unless you modified it in some way.

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CivicRunner Dec 21, 3:15am - #355578 
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dude i am having the same problem, its benn goin on for about two days now , you beat me to the post
thx anyways thumbsup
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Weasel Dec 21, 12:21pm - #355579 

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Where is this ground wire for the "brake" light? does anyone have a picture. or can you just explain it? Thanks guys

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RookieGTS Dec 21, 12:23pm - #355580 

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hey weasel you check and make sure you need brake fluid?? its "DOT 3" BTW. Go check really quick. Because i remember when my camry was low on break fluid, the stupid brake light would come on. So what I did was just top off the brake fluid and it was fixed.
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Weasel Dec 21, 12:29pm - #355581 

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Stupid question...but how can i check the brake fluid? (i'm 16 and don't know to much about mechanics)

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Clos Dec 21, 12:39pm - #355582 
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RookieGTS Dec 21, 12:42pm - #355583 

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ok pop your-Hood, im sure you know how to do that, if you dont, its a black latch you pull, it is right under the left side of your steering wheel. the brake fluid is located right by the battery. It has a black top on it with clear plastic to the fluid in. Its like right there. It will say Brake fluid either on the side of it? or on top of it. Its like a yellow-ish dull color. Check to make sure its on Max lv or if your low it will say "Min" go check it out.
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marajade Dec 21, 1:49pm - #355584 

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It could also be a busted breaklight bulb... My break warning light turns on when one of the bulbs in the breaklights doesn't work... However mine is a European version, so I don't know if it applies to the US?!?!

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Weasel Dec 21, 8:42pm - #355585 

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well i just checked the brake fluid and is it at min or a little below. I have to go to work in like 15 minutes so i';ll fill it up after work (have to go buy some) will a gas station have this stuff? And do i just take the cap off and fill it up and then twist the cap back on? thanks for your help

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Weasel Dec 22, 2:30am - #355586 

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Good deal! i bought a little bottle of the brake fluid ($2.12) and it fixed the problem! No more brake lights! thanks for your help

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RookieGTS Dec 22, 2:31am - #355587 

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told you weasel!!! thumbsup glad to help out bro!! wave
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barefoott4 Dec 22, 3:03am - #355588 
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