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Brake warning light on dash does not work

How can I test the circuit for the brake warning light on the dash panel. I have taken apart the dash and replaced the small bulb. It does not come on when the key is turned on (it should illuminate a few seconds, then go out). It doen not work when the emergency brake is applied. How can I test the swithces?

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There is only one wire to the emergecy brake, when it is grounded it completes the circuit to the light.

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Why does " service brake booster" light always on??


SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER
Refer to Brake Warning System Description and Operation in Hydraulic Brakes

SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER
The SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER message will be displayed when the supplemental brake assist signal circuit is toggled at 1.0 Hz with a 50 percent duty cycle. This message is also displayed if the instrument panel cluster (IPC) does not see an alive and well signal at key on. When this message is displayed it indicates a problem with the SBA and should be serviced or replaced.

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Step
Action
Yes
No
Schematic Reference: Brake Warning System Schematics
1
Did you review the Brake Warning System Description and Operation and the Brake Assist System Description and Operation and perform the necessary inspections?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Symptoms - Hydraulic Brakes
2
Start the vehicle.
Is the REDUCED BRAKE POWER message displayed for 1 minute before the SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER message is displayed?
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Perform the Brake Assist System Diagnosis
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 11
4
Disconnect the Supplemental Brake Assist connector.
Test the ignition 1 circuit for an open or a short to ground.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Test both ground circuits for opens.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 6
6
Test the engine on signal circuit for an open or a short to ground.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 7
7
Test the vehicle speed signal circuit for an open.
Did you find and correct the condittion?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 8
8
Test the supplemental brake assist signal circuit for an open or a short to voltage.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 9
9
Connect the supplement brake assist connector.
Disconnect the instrument panel cluster connector.
Connect a DMM from battery positive voltage to the supplemental brake assist signal circuit.
Turn the ignition to the RUN position while observing the DMM.
Did the DMM flash battery voltage?
YES - Go to Step 11
NO - Go to Step 10
10
Replace the Supplemental Brake Assist pump motor assembly Refer to Power Brake Booster Auxiliary Pump Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
YES - Go to Step 12
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11
Replace the instrument panel cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.
Did you complete the replacement?
YES - Go to Step 12
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12
Start the engine.
Does the Service Brake Booster message stay on?
Go to Step 2
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Check System Fuse: A fuse is used to protect the brake light circuit from amperage overload. If the fuse has failed it will not allow the electrical current to continue to the brake lights. To check the fuse, first locate the brake light system fuse in the fuse panel which is either under the dash or under the hood in the power distribution center. Connect the test light to a ground like an engine or dash bracket and turn the ignition key to the "on" position. Using the test light probe both sides of the fuse. If the test light illuminates on both sides the fuse is ok continue onto the next step. If one side of the fuse illuminates the fuse has failed and needs to be replaced. If the fuse fails as soon as it is replaced or when you apply the brake pedal the brake light electrical circuit is shorted to ground. Rarely a system short can occur, a car repair manual is needed to find the wiring schematic for the brake light circuit. Once the brake light wiring has been located inspect and repair as needed.

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/10/battery-and-brake-warning-lights-on-dash.html
--------------2002 Ford Windstar: Brake Warning Light ON dash? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-ford-windstar-brake-warning-light.html
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-----------Chevrolet Tahoe Hood open warning on dash and alarm sounds? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/chevrolet-tahoe-hood-open-warning-on.html
-----------2005 Chevy Impala: Service Vehicle Soon Warning Light? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2005-chevy-impala-service-vehicle-soon.html -------------- Malfunction Indicator Light ON http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/malfunction-indicator-light-on.html
-----------Car Runs Fine But Check Engine light is ON?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/car-runs-fine-but-check-engine-light-is.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/01/check-engine-light-with-codes-p2195-and.html

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I have 2 Brake lights in the instrument Panel one is for the hand brake what is the other one for?


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I have a 91 ford f150 and the brake lights wont work and the rear right blinker is dim. Can you help me?


Check System Fuse - A fuse is used to protect the brake light circuit from amperage overload. If the fuse has failed it will not allow the electrical current to continue to the brake lights. To check the fuse, first locate the brake light system fuse in the fuse panel which is either under the dash or under the hood in the power distribution center. Connect the test light to a ground like an engine or dash bracket and turn the ignition key to the "on" position. Using the test light probe both sides of the fuse. If the test light illuminates on both sides the fuse is okay continue onto the next step. If one side of the fuse illuminates the fuse has failed and needs to be replaced. If the fuse fails as soon as it is replaced or when you apply the brake pedal the brake light electrical circuit is shorted to ground. Rarely a system short can occur, a car repair manual is needed to find the wiring schematic for the brake light circuit. Once the brake light wiring has been located inspect and repair as needed.

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Checking the Brake Light Switch - A control switch is used to connect the brake light electrical circuit. This switch is located near the brake pedal lever. Basic switches have just two wires, power in and power out to the turn signal switch. Use a test light that is grounded and with the key in the "on" position test for power at one side (wire) of the switch, then press the brake pedal while testing the opposite side (wire). It should illuminate the test light, if electrical power is connected through the switch go to the next step. If no power is detected through the switch the brake light switch has failed and replacement is required. If your car is equipped with more than two wires integrated into the brake light switch a car repair manual is needed to locate the proper brake light circuit wiring.

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(American Car) All Brake Lights Not Working
  • Check System Fuse: A fuse is used to protect the brake light circuit from amperage overload. If the fuse has failed it will not allow the electrical current to continue to the brake lights. To check the fuse, first locate the brake light system fuse in the fuse panel which is either under the dash or under the hood in the power distribution center. Connect the test light to a ground like an engine or dash bracket and turn the ignition key to the "on" position. Using the test light probe both sides of the fuse. If the test light illuminates on both sides the fuse is ok continue onto the next step. If one side of the fuse illuminates the fuse has failed and needs to be replaced. If the fuse fails as soon as it is replaced or when you apply the brake pedal the brake light electrical circuit is shorted to ground. Rarely a system short can occur, a car repair manual is needed to find the wiring schematic for the brake light circuit. Once the brake light wiring has been located inspect and repair as needed.
  • Check Brake Light Bulbs: All cars have three brake light bulbs that create the brake light illumination affect. If all of these brake light bulbs fail no brake light operation will occur. I know what you're thinking, you might say all three brake lights at once? But in reality one brake light went out at a time and you did not notice. People only tend to notice something when they almost run into the back of your car to help persuade them to inform you the brake lights aren't working. Remove any of the brake light bulbs to confirm the bulb is ok or burned. After the bulb has been removed inspect the filament and replace if failed. If the brake light bulbs are ok continue to the next step.
  • Checking the Brake Light Switch: A control switch is used to connect the brake light electrical circuit. This switch is located near the brake pedal lever. Basic switches have just two wires, power in and power out to the turn signal switch. Use a test light that is grounded and with the key in the "on" position test for power at one side (wire) of the switch, then press the brake pedal while testing the opposite side (wire). It should illuminate the test light, if electrical power is connected through the switch go to the next step. If no power is detected through the switch the brake light switch has failed and replacement is required. If your car is equipped with more than two wires integrated into the brake light switch a car repair manual is needed to locate the proper brake light circuit wiring.

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