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Old 12-16-2010, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had your brake light on your zuk come on and stay on?It seems to be working properly (stopping & handbrake)??Any ideas??
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theres an electric switch that's triggered by the brake pedal. If the wires going to it are shorted or if the switch is bad, it can cause the brake lights to stay on. Check that switch to make sure it's operating correctly. If you unplug the switch and your lights go out you know the switch is faulty.
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Thanks baratacus,Ill check that today...
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If you're talking about the light in the dash it most likely is the hand brake switch gone bad or out of adjustment.
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If you're talking about the light in the dash it most likely is the hand brake switch gone bad or out of adjustment.
Or low brake fluid.
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I shall check all of that,thanks guys!!
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Sense you're checking all of that you'll need to see if I've won the lotto there! Seriously, I have the dash light on also and sure enough the fluid level is down to the minimum line. However, that doesn't mean that I will top it off directly. Instead, I'll be checking the linings/pads. If you've changed linings before then you already know of the mess caused by topping the fluid. The question is how low is everything?
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oh! I thought He meant his tail light brake lights. Yeah the break light on the dash is usually low fluid in the brake reservoir.
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Unless you have had a sudden loss of brake fluid, you usually get an early warning every time you make a left hand turn as the brake light will flash as the brake fluid sloshes to the right side of the reservoir.

The e-brake switch wire runs underneath the driver seat and you should be able to first check that switch by unplugging the connector under the seat. If the light goes out, then it is either the switch or somewhere in the wire going to the connector.
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My fluid looked ok but i will look a bit closer...Yea,its my dash light.
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