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RE: Brake Idiot light questions?
- To: Quattro <Quattro@swiss.ans.net>
- Subject: RE: Brake Idiot light questions?
- From: Dave Lawson <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 09:02:00 mdt
- Encoding: 24 TEXT
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
>I remember there has been a thread going here for a while about brake idiot
>lights. Not having a problem, or so I thought, I basically ignored it.
>For a week or two I have noticed that when I stab my brakes the idiot light
>comes on for a short flash and then goes out while the brakes are still
First off is to make sure your brake fluid is is at its proper level. If it
is a tad low, the g forces of braking will cause the fluid to move forward
in the brake fluid reservior which will allows the fluid level sensor to
light the idiot light.
>This AM it took 2 or 3 seconds for the light to go out after
>releasing the handbrake.
Make sure the hand brake is fully retracted, this ensues that the switch
which causes the idiot light to turn on goes to an open state. In my car, if
the handle isn't pushed down all the way, the light can stay on.
Dave Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org