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RE: Brake Idiot light questions?

Hi Bob,
>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  dlawson@ball.com