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Dashboard brake lamp flashes while driving but not while braking

Our 03 Odyssey dashboard brake lamp flashes while driving on rough roads or on curves.  It does not come on or flash while braking.  I checked fluid level and it is okay. Braking is okay as well.  
Is this a float sensor or electrical issue?  Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • 000chandra Dec 18, 2008

    Yes.  It is same light as handbrake, in Odyssey it is a foot pedal brake.  I will check the release switch under the foot pedal. Thanks.

  • rdaservicing
    rdaservicing May 11, 2010

    Is it the same light as the handbrake?, if so it could be a loose handbrake release switch located under the handbrake lever boot.



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I have replaced a few caps with the floats attached.
inplug the wire to the cap and see if the light quits blinking, if so replace the cap. dont leave it unpluged it could cause problems.
make sure its full enough of brake fluid.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008


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