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Re: my brake light is staying on too long
Is the vehicle hard to drive (lack of power) then the brakes are binding up ,if not then the brake light switch requires adjustment .How ever if we are talking of the Hand brake light on the dash it likely that the brake fluid is low and the brake pads are worn out.
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If you open the hood (bonnet) and look at the brake master cylinder there should be an electrical connection. The thing on the cylinder that the wires connect to will be the switch.
I'd try unpluging it and then use a continuity meter to try to check the switch function.
DEFINITELY replace the switch if it is not functioning correctly.
It would be DANGEROUS to simply dis-connect it and then drive without brake lights.
check your owner manual, but I can tell you any red warning light on that means it is dangerous unsafe to drive, you got to becareful with those lights on light oil light, brake light, air bag light, so on.
the yellow light is ok to drive but you need to check it on sooner or later to prevent further damage to the car.
Check the brake light switch under the dash above the brake pedal. It might have moved out of adjustment or is defective. Replace or adjust it. Not major dangerous but annoying to others someone not watching could hit you from behind when you stop.
brakes locked is a very huge danger do not drive car, the light on means ,just that the brakes are under pressure. the Master cylinder must not have the push rod set too tight, (has a spec. read the FSM manual) or it blocks the relieve port in the MC and all 4 brakes lock. a true man killer that..... get pro help now, brakes are nothing , to risk your and others lives when damaged)
The ABS light is an indication of your Anti-lock Brake system malfunction, not meaning your brake system will fail, the ABS keeps the brakes from locking up during bad weather (rain and snow) they can still stop the vehicle but you stand a chance of locking up as in older vehicles without this option...hope that helps!!
I would follow the instructions in the owner's manual for this warning light. Sounds like (but don't know) low brake fluid pressure -- which could lead to a brake failure. That's why there is an exclamation point, I guess.
your abs unit is failing and needs replaced ...the procedure for testing is to backprobe green wire in abs connector and watch voltage wave pattern on a scope ....it will show voltage does not go from 0 to 12 but only 4 to 12 volts that verifies problem is abs controller.
I have the same problem with my 2000 S10, Is the manufacturer trying to get us killed? I also replaced the brake light switch, adjusted it, and it worked for about a week. I did notice a couple of times that I was getting out of the truck that I got shocked off the door. I talked to an electrician and he said there is possibly a loose ground wire or a wire shorting out somewhere. This is a dangerous situation driving with disfunctional brakelights. It should be a factory recall! Before someone's family ends up dead because of it. I will keep searching for solutions. Thanks.