T$$ Brake light question

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Sat Aug 21 16:14:03 EDT 2004

At 3:20 PM -0400 8/21/04, Huw Powell wrote:
>>After doing much brake work on my 91 200q 20v over the past few weeks
>>-- namely New Rear rotors and pads and new parking brake cables,
>>along with new shifter bushings and many other odds and ends -- my
>>"brake" idiot light is shining brightly in my dash (the one that
>>would normally indicate an engaged parking brake).  Parking brake 
>>seems to engage just fine, with both calipers engaging and releasing
>Well, since it sounds like you were playing around under the center 
>consoles, you might want to make sure the parking brake switch and 
>its wiring are in the right place.

On the 200q20v, there's no wiring anywhere near the shifter.

But- while in the engine compartment messing with the shifter near 
the transmission, it could be possible to bump the connections for 
the booster pressure sensor, the reservoir connector, etc.  I agree 
with Huw, this sounds less like a hydraulic system problem and more 
and more like a bumped connector.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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