Brake light is coming on randomly

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Old 12 Nov 2004, 07:52 am   #1 (permalink)
Ralthor
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Default Brake light is coming on randomly

I have a 2002 Camry LE. (Love it) I'm just shy of 47000 miles and still
have a little warranty left so I will be taking it to the dealer next week.
Just thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts about it beforehand.

About a week ago I noticed when I pulled away from a stoplight that my brake
light was on. I checked that the emergency brake lever was all the way down
and the light went off. I didn't think much of it at the time. Since then
though the brake light has come on randomly when leaving a stoplight. I do
use the emergency brake as my driveway is fairly step and I didn't want to
stress the tranny so it does get used. I noticed the other night that the
emergency brake lever seemed to go up a little easier then it used to. The
brakes seem to react normally otherwise and when I pull away from the light
I don't feel any drag from the brakes. Just a faulty sensor somewhere or
maybe something more?

Thanks!
Paul


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Old 12 Nov 2004, 06:00 pm   #2 (permalink)
MarkU
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Default Re: Brake light is coming on randomly

Check the brake fluid level. Most likely low enough to cause the light
to come on when the fluid sloshs around in the reservoir.

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Old 12 Nov 2004, 07:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Brake light is coming on randomly

The brake fluid is slightly low.
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Old 13 Nov 2004, 12:39 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Brake light is coming on randomly

On 12 Nov 2004 17:15:06 -0800, carolg@gtcinternet.com (Larry) wrote:

>The brake fluid is slightly low.



and you will probably need new brakes soon
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Old 14 Nov 2004, 07:14 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Brake light is coming on randomly

allan <allan at his dot com> wrote in message news:<26lcp0tatkqmigcghvo4qo8vr8rnhvagbc@4ax.com>. ..
> On 12 Nov 2004 17:15:06 -0800, carolg@gtcinternet.com (Larry) wrote:
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> >The brake fluid is slightly low.

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> and you will probably need new brakes soon


True.
Brake fluid level drops as the pads wear.
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Old 14 Nov 2004, 10:10 am   #6 (permalink)
William W. Plummer
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Daniel M. Dreifus wrote:

> allan <allan at his dot com> wrote in message news:<26lcp0tatkqmigcghvo4qo8vr8rnhvagbc@4ax.com>. ..
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>>On 12 Nov 2004 17:15:06 -0800, carolg@gtcinternet.com (Larry) wrote:
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>>>The brake fluid is slightly low.

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>>and you will probably need new brakes soon

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> True.
> Brake fluid level drops as the pads wear.

There are two indicators labeled "Brakes" IIRC. One has to do with the
brake fluid but the other monitors the emergency hand brake. If the
hand brake cable is jammed and won't release, the second light will come on.
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