A certain light has started coming on when I first start the car then it goes off.
The light looks like an exclamation point in brackets. Also sometimes the word brake comes on then goes away not all the time just occasionly. I've only had the car for 7 weeks today. I didn't get a owners manual with it.
Re: A certain light has started coming on when I first...
The light with the exclamation point in brackets is for the TPMS. Tire Pressure Monitor System. This will come on when one or more of your tires have low pressure. As far as the brake light this will come on when you go around a sharp curve because of the brake fluid level may be low. I have a 2007 sebring and have had the same problems. Hope this helps!!!
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If the exclamation mark is in the middle of a rough circle, then it means the transmission is in safe mode due to malfunction. Put the car in park and engage the parking break. Turn off the engine and wait. After 30 seconds, restart the car. If the light is no longer on, the transmission is back in normal performance. Take it to a mechanic to have things checked out. If the light remains on, the car will only operate in certain gears and driving performance will be limited. The car requires immediate attention from a BMW mechanic and should not be driven any more than necessary to get to the mechanic.might be speed sensor or transmission control module.
One word of advise. If your caliber bracket is hitting the rotor, or rubbing it. It may be a faulty or loose wheel bearing. Sometimes when the bearings are replaced in these cars they sometimes are pressed in a bit too far , and will cause the bracket to appear off set. Listen when turning corners for the rubbing to get louder or go away. I've replaced many Alero brakes, and 50% of the Aleros that come in have bad bearings. Brakes on these cars are known to wear very quickly as well. It's a heavy car and only standard braking. Then they decided to give them rear wheel disk brakes , but still very light for the weight of the car. Good luck Cheers from Nova Scotia
the sensors are loose or not aligned correctly. check to make sure the lights are on both of them if so clean the lenses with a dry rag. one other thing you could try is to disconnect the one with the green light from its bracket then point it away from the other sensor until the light goes out. leave it pointed away for 30 seconds then put it back. this will reset them.
Make sure that the wires to the brake switch are not getting pinched. If you press the brake and the problem goes away, then the problem has to be centered there in the brake pedal area. The other thing you can check is to make sure that the brake pedal springs back to normal location, if the spring is broken or worn out, then the whole weight of the pedal is going to lean on the switch, turning it on eventually. The brake pedal should barely touch the switch and not rest on the switch.(some brake switches may be different and may not be push button). Either way, make sure that brake pedal is coming up all the way.
You most likely have a faulty stop light switch. I have provided you with a couple of pictures. The first one in black and white is where you will find the switch and the second one is a picture of what your switch should look like but may not be what is in the car but you will get the idea. What happens is when you press the brake pedal a little button on the switch opens and when it opens it completes an electrical circuit and turns the brake lights on. when you let off the brake pedal the pedal comes back up and pushes that button back in to close the circuit. it is most likeley stuck open and not pushing back in when the pedal goes back up. When you see it you will understand better. I hope this helps you and good luck.