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ralphtc 04-28-2012 03:49 PM

Parking Brake Dash Light Issue
 
:confused:Hey everyone, lately I've noticed that when I am driving, the parking brake light will flash a few times on the dash, and lately I've noticed that the light stays lit up on the dash for a few minutes, will go off and eventually come back on again.Has anybody had this happen to them yet??? I'm extremely curious to know as to what is causing this. It does not affect the parking brake at all, unfortunately I wont be able to bring my car to dealer until 2 weeks until my car is fixed from my little accident. Thanks everyone.

canadianelbow 04-28-2012 05:22 PM

What was this "little accident" you mention? Did the car flash before the accident? Or only just since? Could there be added pressure on the cable because of the accident? Damaged sensor due to the accident?

ralphtc 04-28-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by canadianelbow (Post 3870411)
What was this "little accident" you mention? Did the car flash before the accident? Or only just since? Could there be added pressure on the cable because of the accident? Damaged sensor due to the accident?

It was still doing this before my little accident, I dont know if anyone has had this problem yet, hope nothing it wrong with the car, but I wont know for a little bit, and ideas as to maybe the brakes?? or the fluid

canadianelbow 04-28-2012 07:49 PM

it is possible that your fluid level is low. as the pads wear, the fluid level drops to accommodate the brake piston being in further. How is your level? How many miles are on your current brakes? How much pad is left on the front inner pads?

ralphtc 04-28-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by canadianelbow (Post 3870584)
it is possible that your fluid level is low. as the pads wear, the fluid level drops to accommodate the brake piston being in further. How is your level? How many miles are on your current brakes? How much pad is left on the front inner pads?

Back in February all the rotors were resurfaced, and I was just at the dealer last week and they took all the brakes apart and said the pads are still in good condition, they have to b at 1mm or something before they can change them. I honestly have not checked the brake fluid yet, that I will definitely check in the morning

Peaty 04-30-2012 08:12 AM

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As the pads wear the piston moves in on the caliper and in turn the brake fluid fills the space the piston took up. That lowers the level in the brake fluid tank. There is a float in the tank with a reed switch. When the level gets low it makes the light come on or sometimes just flickers when you make turns or accelerate because the fluid is sloshing around. Scoobies seem to be sensitive to the level bring fluid to the MAX level and the light will go out. It's never a good idea just to add fluid and go on your merry way when the light goes out. You need to check and see why it went low. More often than not it's just the pads wearing like normal. But it could be a leak so it's worth having a look at each wheel for fluid an inspection the brakes which it sounds like you did. I have info here:

http://www.scoobymods.com/showthread...03.html?t=1803


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