99 Camry "Brake" Warning

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Old 10 Nov 2005, 01:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 99 Camry "Brake" Warning

I have a 99 Camry CE automatic with power everything, I dont know why
its still a CE though but anyways, recently the rear bulb warning light
had come up by my gauges and I had 2 of my rear brake light bulbs go
out and one of the license plate bulbs and I got the brake light bubls
replaced (one was the middle brake light by the rear window and the
other one was the right brake light if you were facing the vehicle from
the back) but I still havent replaced the brake light bulb. I got them
both replaced and they both were working fine. But I dont remember if
it was exactly the next day, but my the actual "Brake" warning light
came on by the gauges, not the bulb light but it actually said the word
"Brake" and Ive never seen that light come on before so I panicked to
see if the brakes were working and they did. When I start the car and
start driving it thats when it comes on for awhile and then goes away,
and again the brakes still work. I'm not sure if thats a sign that my
brakes need replacement or what, I'm a pretty agressive driver so I did
prolly kill the brakes, I had them replaced about a year ago. I was
also wondering why my bulbs go out so often, I was told that since I
have 2 JL subs in my car the vibration could cause them to go out. So I
was wondering if I dynamat the trunk will that stop them from going out
so often.

So basically I just want to know the reason for the "Brake" light and
how to fix it and any suggestions about the lifetime of my bulbs would
also be appreaciated. Thank you in advance.

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Old 10 Nov 2005, 04:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Your fluid may be low check the resivour, if not the fluid get it looked
at by a pro.

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Old 12 Nov 2005, 09:49 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I had the brake indicator come on and posted to this board for advice.
Someone told me my brake fluid reservoir was low, which was correct. Added
some brake fluid and the light went off. Little did I know that the low
brake fluid level indicates something else....my brake pads were shot. If
your fluid isn't leaking, the reservoir falls as the pads wear down. Have a
brake inspection done immediately. It cost me close to $400 to replace my
pads and chewed rotors. If you go to the dealer, try to have a brake
service coupon in your hand, otherwise even a standard brake job will cost
plenty. Go to Firestone or Goodyear, they're pretty good at brakes.
<dj.viru@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 99 Camry CE automatic with power everything, I dont know why
> its still a CE though but anyways, recently the rear bulb warning light
> had come up by my gauges and I had 2 of my rear brake light bulbs go
> out and one of the license plate bulbs and I got the brake light bubls
> replaced (one was the middle brake light by the rear window and the
> other one was the right brake light if you were facing the vehicle from
> the back) but I still havent replaced the brake light bulb. I got them
> both replaced and they both were working fine. But I dont remember if
> it was exactly the next day, but my the actual "Brake" warning light
> came on by the gauges, not the bulb light but it actually said the word
> "Brake" and Ive never seen that light come on before so I panicked to
> see if the brakes were working and they did. When I start the car and
> start driving it thats when it comes on for awhile and then goes away,
> and again the brakes still work. I'm not sure if thats a sign that my
> brakes need replacement or what, I'm a pretty agressive driver so I did
> prolly kill the brakes, I had them replaced about a year ago. I was
> also wondering why my bulbs go out so often, I was told that since I
> have 2 JL subs in my car the vibration could cause them to go out. So I
> was wondering if I dynamat the trunk will that stop them from going out
> so often.
>
> So basically I just want to know the reason for the "Brake" light and
> how to fix it and any suggestions about the lifetime of my bulbs would
> also be appreaciated. Thank you in advance.
>
>



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Old 13 Nov 2005, 12:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
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psommerhalder@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> I had the brake indicator come on and posted to this board for advice.
> Someone told me my brake fluid reservoir was low, which was correct. Added
> some brake fluid and the light went off. Little did I know
> that the low brake fluid level indicates something else....my brake
> pads were shot. If your fluid isn't leaking, the reservoir falls as
> the pads wear down. Have a brake inspection done immediately. It
> cost me close to $400 to replace my pads and chewed rotors. If you
> go to the dealer, try to have a brake service coupon in your hand,
> otherwise even a standard brake job will cost plenty. Go to
> Firestone or Goodyear, they're pretty good at brakes.


Good tip, thanks for posting it.
davidj92


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