4.8 handbrake light

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4.8 handbrake light

Post by hugejp » 10 Mar 2018 16:06

Yesterday my handbrake light flickered while on the highway, the handbrake was completely free/down.

Then later it came on again for about 2km as a solid light.

Again checked & the handle was all the way down.

It hasnt happened again, but it does make me a bit worried.

Could the shoes be wearing out & binding? Or is it just a faulty switch?

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Re: 4.8 handbrake light

Post by iandvl » 10 Mar 2018 17:22

Have you checked your brake fluid level ?

Not near an owner's manual at the moment, but most vehicles use the handbrake light as a fluid warning light as well. So it may perhaps be that your fluid is low.

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Re: 4.8 handbrake light

Post by SJC » 10 Mar 2018 19:45

iandvl wrote:
10 Mar 2018 17:22
Have you checked your brake fluid level ?

Not near an owner's manual at the moment, but most vehicles use the handbrake light as a fluid warning light as well. So it may perhaps be that your fluid is low.
Yip, I second that. When the brake fluid level is low, the handbrake light is used as a warning.

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Re: 4.8 handbrake light

Post by hugejp » 10 Mar 2018 21:44

Thanks guys!
I will check that out.
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Re: 4.8 handbrake light

Post by johanp » 12 Mar 2018 07:06

Check your brake pads.
As they wear out the brake fluid level will drop.

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Re: 4.8 handbrake light

Post by hugejp » 12 Mar 2018 14:42

She is due for pads...
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