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dash brake light on - cold weather
Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:36 PM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:58 PM
The other reason the light comes on is when you engage the parking brake. It's possible the cable is sticking or something like that....however I would think the on/off switch is inside the cabin and based off of what position the lever is at.....however that may not be right.
Lastly....you may have an electrical issue some where.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:43 PM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 09:32 PM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:04 AM
By removing the master cylinder cap and replacing it helped the light go out. I also noticed that the rubber thing was fully expanded, leading me to beleive that the rubber thing on the cap was pushing down on the float, causing the sensor to trip. I also noticed that there was a vaccum in the cylinder because I heard an air release when I loosened the cap. The vaccum might have been attributed to the cold weather and caused the rubber thing the expand. Now it has been the coldest it has been and the brake light hasn't come on.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 11:01 AM
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 06:34 AM
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:34 AM
i have a 96 subaru legacy L sedan and its an auto tranny. I started a few days ago with the same problem. my guess its the cold weather codswalloping with my car or its a bad sensor. either way i get the same red brake light and my e brake isn't engaged and my brakes feel stiff at first then they loosen up. i checked the brake fluid and its about half way full but i don't think that would be the cause of the problem. also my Abs light will kick on randomly and the only way to turn that off is to turn off the car and start it back up. any ideas?
Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:23 PM
Toolbird. Two things are possible. One is a weak Altanator. The hard brakes is the check valve inside the vac line from the manifold to the master cylinder. it wont be a problem after the car is started and you pump the brakes a few times before you move the car in winter.
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