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Old 06-27-2004, 23:00   #1 (permalink)
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I've found when I apply relatively strong brakes (although I wouldn't imagine anywhere close to ABS territory) the red brake light comes on. Then just turns off again when I've come to a stop. There's no strange noises & everything works fine just odd I would think the light comes on?? Suggestions.
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Re: Brake light

You should check the brake fluid level, it might be low.
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All brake fluid levels are fine so I'll get my mechanic to take a look. I would have thought the brake light is only hooked up to the hand brake so maybe there's a switch somewhere that's being touched/set off during the forward movement of the car under braking?? Although I guess if there's some kind of error with the ABS that may cause the light to come on also.
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Re: Brake light

I think you'll find the fluid needs topping up, as Stacy says. The sensor in the resovoir is positioned to be very sensitive to dive & cornering forces.
May also signal that your pads are getting worn.
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Got the brakes serviced & it would have been (as suggested) a fluid level issue. Although the fluid level seemed ok it must have been that touch too low & triggered the light. Thanks for the feedback.
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