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emergency brake light comes on


freakyfire05
03-15-2009, 07:00 PM
recdently the E brake light comes on then turns off soon after what's up with that. where do i start

Airjer_
03-15-2009, 07:18 PM
Check the brake fluid level?

freakyfire05
03-15-2009, 07:23 PM
It's above the minimum line and the sensor is definitly all the way submerged

Davescort97
03-17-2009, 11:38 AM
It's supposed to come on when the ignition is turned on to show that it is working. As soon as you start the car it will go out. This is the way it is supposed to work and there isn't anything wrong with the brakes.

AltecZX2
03-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Check your pads.

99fordzx2
06-11-2009, 07:19 PM
the e brake has nothing to do with the brake fluid. its connected by cable directly from the rear drums to the handle inside the car. when i slightly bump the handle in my car the light comes on. you can adjust the switch screw if need be by removing the center console. but everything seems fine to me by what your saying.

Airjer_
06-12-2009, 12:41 PM
I guess I should have read that a little closer!

Deffinetely sounds like a normal bulb check. If it stops doing this (doesn't come on at all) or stays on all the time then there is definitely a problem.

freakyfire05
02-11-2010, 09:56 AM
FYI gentlemen, it turns out the cable had been stretched by the previous owner, which causes the breaks to not fully release (I.E) the light stays on. I think this forum needs some serious help.....

Airjer_
02-11-2010, 11:19 AM
If the cable is stretched than the brakes are fully released but there isn't enough tension left to hold the handle down!

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