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Old 05-08-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean???

My BRAKE LAMP light comes on when the car moves... whats that light for???? do i have a problem??
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (ceyazzie)

Does your car have ABS? I think it is an ABS error.

Get the code. Know how to get the code?

Before you do that though, have someone push the brake pedal to make sure all of your brake lights are working.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (AndyD)

it means you have a brake light out Click the image to open in full size.

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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (gavzter)

ohh. i think tha third brake light is out??? i need to check.
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (ceyazzie)

also ur emergency brake can be on OR.... was my problem u could be low on brake fluid.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (royalfelix)

yeah, could be the rear window break light.
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Low on fluid.
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youre probly low on brake fluid...if its a brake light out, itll come on the first time you step on the pedal, but if it flickers when youre taking turns and *****, check the fluid level and for pad wear
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I though the parking brake light came on when you were low on fluid. The Brake Lamp light is for bulb failure. It randomly comes on every now and then on my car.
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The light labeled Brake Lamp only comes on when you have a brake light out. The Brake light will come on if your parking brake is up (or bad sensor), or if you are low on brake fluid (again, or bad sensor). The ABS light will come on if you have a problem with your anti-lock brake system
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as said - it's the PARKING BRAKE / HAND BRAKE light that will flash on or stay on when you're low on brake fluid.
the BRAKE LAMP light should simply mean you have a brake light out.

However.. on my old 4th gen, all three lights: brake lamp, parking brake and abs light came on when I had a brake lamp fail Click the image to open in full size.

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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (ceyazzie)

fix your rear brake lamp(s)
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:38 AM   #13
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (P13_mein)

If they're all working, just pull the bulb. I rewired my led spoiler (it was cut when i got the car) and ever since then, it's been on. Even though all 3 lights work fine.
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I was getting the "brake lamp" light even though all my lights were working properly. I just changed my rear pads and it went away... whatever that means!
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Default Re: what dose the the"BRAKE LAMP" mean??? (ceyazzie)

same thing happens on mine. My right front rotor is pretty messed up though and I have it in my garage just havn't done it yet. Does the car really sense when your rotor or pads are bad while you're moving and not stepping on the brake?
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I was getting the "brake lamp" light even though all my lights were working properly. I just changed my rear pads and it went away... whatever that means!
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same thing happens on mine. My right front rotor is pretty messed up though and I have it in my garage just havn't done it yet. Does the car really sense when your rotor or pads are bad while you're moving and not stepping on the brake?
The car "knows" because as your pads wear the piston pushes out. As it pushes out, the fluid level decreases. When its decreased below a preset level, the brake light tuns on.
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The car "knows" because as your pads wear the piston pushes out. As it pushes out, the fluid level decreases. When its decreased below a preset level, the brake light tuns on.
I replaced the pads and not the rotor. I know, dumb move, but maybe since the rotor is fairly thin it does the same thing?
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This is the BRAKE LAMP Gremlin......Just deal with it if youve already tried everything else.
My comes and goes and its been that way through several fluid swps, pad swaps, bulb swaps........It add to my Dashboard Christmas Tree!
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The car "knows" because as your pads wear the piston pushes out. As it pushes out, the fluid level decreases. When its decreased below a preset level, the brake light tuns on.
Maybe, but I'm not sure I buy it. I had my fluid up to the high mark before I did the pad swap and it light didn't disappear immediately after the pad swap. It took a week Click the image to open in full size.

Nirvtec - I also think it might just be a bad connection/relay/gremlin somewhere. Back when I first bought the car it would come on sometimes when it was really hot out. Anyway, it's gone now...
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Maybe, but I'm not sure I buy it. I had my fluid up to the high mark before I did the pad swap and it light didn't disappear immediately after the pad swap. It took a week Click the image to open in full size.
the float in your reservoir may have been stuck at the bottom...thats why those 2 wires are on the lid
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