Winking Brake Light
John S. Lagnese
jlagnese at massed.net
Thu Nov 22 13:42:47 PST 2007
Check the hydraulic fluid level, not the brake fluid.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at comcast.net>
To: "Audi 200 20v Mailing List" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Winking Brake Light
> RGuzz wrote:
>> Faintly winking brake light in dash. The fluid levels seem to be okay
>> no trouble from the bomb...yet. I do have the sense the problem is in
>> the emergency brake handle. Going over bumps seems to affect it. I have
>> replaced the IC because of many in dash gremlins, all gone, but this
>> persists so it's not in the dash. How do I tackle the brake handle
> When I had my 200 20V #2 inspected last year, that warning light
> appeared after the put on the sticker. :) They checked the fluid level.
> I thought it might be the emergency brake. What I learned is that when
> the problem is the fluid level, the light doesn't glow as brightly as
> when it is the e-brake.
> Pull up on the hand brake and see if the light gets brighter. If so, the
> problem is fluid level related. If not, it's related to the e-brake.
> At least, that's my understanding; I could be wrong.
> Kent McLean
> '91 200 TQA #1, for sale
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