Question about 2002 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

My brake light comes on on the dash when I start the car,

The brake light comes on every time I start the car, sometimes it will go off by itself sometimes it won't. If I drive a short distance turn the eginition off, then restart the engine the light won't come on at all. How do I fix this? can I reset it? The light has come on ever since my battery went completly flat and had to jump start it for about 20mins.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Subaru Expert
  • 180 Answers

Check the brake fluid level indicator. I found one that was sticking a bit when the car was parked but after it gets driven the vibrations free it up.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

jeffbvegas1
  • 520 Answers

SOURCE: Brake light and battery light are on when car

I would look closely at the charging /electrical system and primarily the alternator.This unit under load should put out 100 amps and maintain voltage over 13.6volts to charge correctly and have the capacity to run all the electrical accessories you have mentioned...

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

Rebgagnon
  • 382 Answers

SOURCE: Electrical Issues for a 1997 Subaru Outback

Its me again, You might want to have someone check the grounds for the electrical system from motor to body and body to frame. This will cause a similar broblem with the charging system to not allow it to function properly. On the brake issue I am still trying to figure the relationship to what started your problem but to no avail. Do you have the height adjusted air suspension? If so there is a procedure for bleeding the power steering system that has to be done which is lengthy to type. I will do it if this is the case and you do not have a repair manual.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Rebgagnon
  • 382 Answers

SOURCE: park lights and dash lights won't stop flashing

There is a small black box under dash by steering column that has a little red button on it. Push that button and it will reset the alarm. Whenever the power is removed from the system it will trigger that alarm and flash your lights. Easy quick fix. Box is about 4" x4" and just to the left of the column. Good luck and have a great day.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: 95 Subaru Legacy won't start/radiator fan stays on

It's one of three things:  air, spark, or fuel.

It's most likely not air.  So I'll rule that one out.

That leaves fuel or spark.  I'd remove a spark plug wire from the coil and set a screwdriver nearby.  It it arcs, then you know you have spark.  There's a good chance you may need to replace something in your ignition system.

However, seeing as how quickly it just "died," I might also suggest the fuel pump.

Posted on May 16, 2009

bschilz
  • 2049 Answers

SOURCE: check engine light and flashing cruise light always on

To properly diagnose problem and the seriousness of it, you should either purchase an OBD2 code reader or take it to a mechanic to read the code and diagnose the problem based on the code. I've also heard you can go to an Autozone store and their staff will let you use their code reader for free.
The OBDII port is located just inches below the steering wheel.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2008 sable premier brake lights will come on after the car is turned off even if they are off, they sometimes just come back on. Sometimes you have to hit the brakes a number of times to get the brake...


brake switch / under the dash/ its where you push the brake n releases the switch that turns on your brake lites. when you let off the brakes it turns them off

Aug 09, 2013 | 2008 Mercury Sable Premier

1 Answer

My dash brake light comes on sometimes when I brake, or hit a dip in the road or even start off to drive.


Check the brake fluid level. If its low, its time to have the brakes checked for wear. Whenever a "light comes on" check the fluid level associated with the light, thats always the FIRST thing to do.

Aug 03, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Dash brake light on is not the hand brake


Check your brake fluid level. This can sometimes cause the Brake warning light to come on even when the Emergency brake is not engaged.

It may also be an issue with the toggle switch/censor on the emergency brake itself. Your Vehicle is over two decades old and electronics tend to fail at that age.

Check those out first.

If not, take it to a mechanic or brake specialist and have them diagnose the problem.

Hope this helped! Thanks!

Jun 13, 2011 | 1990 Geo Tracker

1 Answer

1991 geo prizm, battery light and brake light in the dash stay lit when you start the car. The car still runs fine just the dash warning lights stay on. The alternator was replaced maybe three years ago,...


Yes, it could be. Or you can check your battery. And try adding brake fluid to your master cylinder. That sometimes will cause the brake light to come on. Or check your emergency brake. Hope this helps, James Booth.

May 17, 2011 | 1991 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Hi...i have a 2005 chrysler town & country sto & go LX 3.3L V-6 mini van....for some reason the brakes r acting up....sometimes they work sometimes the pedal goes all the way to the floor....master...


its sounds like it could be a bad master cylinder with an internal leak.it could also be a problem with the abs hydraulic module that for some reason is bypassing brake fluid within the unit itself.these problems won`t neccessarily turn on the dash light or activate the abs light.

Apr 21, 2011 | 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

3 Answers

Start's great at times,then won't turn over,starters good


yes the switch would cause that problem with the brake light but not the dash lights, these cars had problems with the ignition swith and the chip reader on the ignition, hope this helps.

Jan 20, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

All the lights on the panel turn on when pushing the brakes


take a look at your brakelight switch, you may have a short somewhere in the circuitry. After a certain amount of time it dislodges itself electrically after a cdertain amount of time. I have no idea of the time lapse. Also check all of your fuses, under the dash and those in the engine compartment. One could be loose.

Apr 19, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Dash lights come on when I press the brake peddle


Sounds as if your getting a back feed. Most likely from the brake light bulbs (part number 1157). Take out the brake light bulbs and see if the dash lights still come on when you step on the brakes. If so check the lead contacts on bulbs, sometimes they get squished/corroded and jump both contacts, replace bulbs with new and recheck. Hope this helps.

Sep 17, 2008 | 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

4 Answers

Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (TRAC OFF)


Sometimes it's a complaint with the ABS braking system. If it comes on and you have no other problems and stays on for while, check your brakes. I have had this issue before and had my brakes replaced. They were worn but for some reason were not squeaking.

Jun 01, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Subaru Legacy Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...