Question about Geo Prizm
Brake light and alternator light stays on dash
Posted by Anonymous on
The alt glows, when the charge system fails.
belt feel off? or engine RPM way below 800rpm hot?
or bad, battery, wiring or alt.,
the brake lamp comes on for every key on, for self test.
and at each engine stall. this is NORMAL.
the brake lamp warning glows usually for 4 reaons.
1: hand brake stuck on, or its switch.
2: low brake fuild.
3: front or rear brakes have failed (the balance switch)
4: ABS if fitted, is having , well Fits.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you might have a caliper that is stuck and is not fully disengaging. If it is in the rear then you may have a bad rear caliper. Twoo things you can try. One is to crawl under the ca and adjust the tension two nuts on the emergency brake line. If that does not resolve the problem then remove the back tire and try to spin the drum or rotor whichever you may have. If it does not spin then try adjusting the e brake cable more if it still does not respond then you need to do a brake rebuild. Also does it pull while it is dragging? If it is then you will need to rebuild the brakes no matter what.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
randyref: The most common problem with the Nissan's when it came to brake lights staying on, was a little plastic stopper button
which is located up near the top of the brake pedal arm.
If you follow the brake pedal arm up, you will find the brake light switch. If you push the pedal down, feel where the brake light switch is suppose to contact the pedal frame.
You will probably discover that there is a hole there instead of something that the switch was to come in contact with so it could be compressed which in turn, opened the circuit causing the brake lights to go out.
The part is available from Nissan and usually is stocked because it is a common problem. I stock 3-4 in my shop and I'm not a dealer.
The part it self is a round semi soft clear plastic disc with a small button which you push through the hole in the pedal frame, where it snaps in place.
I'm willing to bet that this will solve your problem. Check it and get back to me.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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