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The light came up on instrument panel. its the one looks like an exclamation mark. is ther a problem with the hydraulic brake system?

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There are two symbols with an exclamation mark. The first is a oblong circle with the exclamation mark inside with ( ) on each side of the oblong circle. That symbol is for brake system warning light. Check brake fluid level, check brake pads. The other symbol is (!) and is flat on the bottom its suppose to resemble a tire, it means there is a problem with the tire monitor system, check your tire pressure, if you have low tires you will have to drive car after servicing the tires then the light should go out. Tire pressure should be on a placard on the driver door or door frame.

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Why does " service brake booster" light always on??


SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER
Refer to Brake Warning System Description and Operation in Hydraulic Brakes

SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER
The SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER message will be displayed when the supplemental brake assist signal circuit is toggled at 1.0 Hz with a 50 percent duty cycle. This message is also displayed if the instrument panel cluster (IPC) does not see an alive and well signal at key on. When this message is displayed it indicates a problem with the SBA and should be serviced or replaced.

How do the power brakes work ? Good .?

Service Brake Booster Message Displayed
Step
Action
Yes
No
Schematic Reference: Brake Warning System Schematics
1
Did you review the Brake Warning System Description and Operation and the Brake Assist System Description and Operation and perform the necessary inspections?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Symptoms - Hydraulic Brakes
2
Start the vehicle.
Is the REDUCED BRAKE POWER message displayed for 1 minute before the SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER message is displayed?
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Perform the Brake Assist System Diagnosis
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 11
4
Disconnect the Supplemental Brake Assist connector.
Test the ignition 1 circuit for an open or a short to ground.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Test both ground circuits for opens.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 6
6
Test the engine on signal circuit for an open or a short to ground.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 7
7
Test the vehicle speed signal circuit for an open.
Did you find and correct the condittion?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 8
8
Test the supplemental brake assist signal circuit for an open or a short to voltage.
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 9
9
Connect the supplement brake assist connector.
Disconnect the instrument panel cluster connector.
Connect a DMM from battery positive voltage to the supplemental brake assist signal circuit.
Turn the ignition to the RUN position while observing the DMM.
Did the DMM flash battery voltage?
YES - Go to Step 11
NO - Go to Step 10
10
Replace the Supplemental Brake Assist pump motor assembly Refer to Power Brake Booster Auxiliary Pump Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
YES - Go to Step 12
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11
Replace the instrument panel cluster. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.
Did you complete the replacement?
YES - Go to Step 12
--
12
Start the engine.
Does the Service Brake Booster message stay on?
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Hard Brake Pedal with ABS and Brake Light on


Sounds like the power brake unit has failed.

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Yellow light on dash panel...looks like exclamation mark in circle. That blinks..what does this mean


Some cars have tire pressure sensors that can cause an indicator with an exclamation point to appear on the instrument panel.

Check the pressure in all of your tires.

Your car manual (probably crammed into your glove box somewhere) will have a diagram of all the instrument panel lights and a brief description of what they all mean.

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Instrument panel brake light stays on what does it mean


The brake warning light is for the hydraulic system.
It could be low on fluid or several other things. There may also be a warning light for a dead brake or tail light.

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I have 2 Brake lights in the instrument Panel one is for the hand brake what is the other one for?


In the dash, there are 2 warning lights associated with the brake system The first and most important is the Red " BRAKE " light in the dash.One light has 2 functions. It informs you that the parking brake is engaged and more importantly it informs you that the hydraulic brake system reservoir fluid is at a low level.
The system uses a wire schematic that you can see in picture #2. From the #12 fuse, the circuit goes to the warning light in the instrument cluster. From there it travels via cables to both circuits in the brake fluid reservoir and then to ground G102 which is located behind the instrument cluster . The black buttons at the top of the reservoir are test buttons for the floats in the reservoir.

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On my 2008 ford escape, there is a light on my dashboard that keeps coming on. it looks like a box with an exclamation mark in the middle. i dont know what that means. im wondering if i need a tune up or...


Brake warning light.

If the light is on all the time, it could mean you simply forgot to release the parking (emergency) brake. The brake warning light remains on when the brake is set as a reminder. If the brake warning light remains on when the parking brake is released, then something is amiss.
In some cases, the brake warning light may remain on if the switch on the parking brake pedal or lever is misadjusted. Nothing is wrong with the brakes and a simple adjustment should fix the problem.
If the brake warning light comes on when you apply the brakes, or is on continuously, it means that hydraulic pressure has been lost in one side of the brake system or that the fluid level in the master cylinder is dangerously low (due to a leak somewhere in the brake system). In either case, the fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked. Adding brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir may temporarily solve the problem. But if there's a leak, the new fluid will soon be lost and the warning light will come back on.

http://autos.yahoo.com/maintain/repairqa/warning_lights/ques010_0.html

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What does warning light mean?


Usually means that there is a problem with your braking system. Note that brake fluid is HIGHLY TOXIC so please be careful when handling it. Check the brake fluid level in the engine bay brake fluid reservoir to ensure that its upper level falls between the MIN / MAX marks. If it is below the MIN level in the try topping it up to the MAX mark with the appropriate rating of brake fluid, but as there may be air in the braking system ideally you should arrange for the car to be transported to a garage to have your braking system checked and the brakes bled. There may be a hydraulic fluid leak in your braking system somewhere along its length (park the car on a dry level parking area and look to see if any 'wet' marks appear on the tarmac - this is a distinct possibility if the brake fluid level in the reservoir is lower than the MIN level. Look for unexpected wetness on (a) the inside of the road wheels, or brake cylinders (any wetness found could indicate damaged seals in the brake calipers or cylinders) and (b) along the length of the brake pipes and at any of the junctions of the Master Cylinder.

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A red light appeared on my dash board which has an exclamation mark (!) somthing like that... Can you advise what this means? My car is a 2004 mini cooper.


Red circle with an exclamation mark in it - usually it is a braking system warning.

Possible causes:

1. low brake fluid level in master cylinder
2. pads at wear limit
3. handbrake still thinks its on - there's a switch under the cover that gets operated when the handbrake is pulled up, could be sticking.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2005 Mini Cooper

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