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Re: parking brake light
The parking brake and the low brake fluid use the same light. If it
comes on during acceleration, your brake fluid level is low and you
need to add some brake fluid or replace your pads. The brake fluid gets
low as the pads wear as the whole system is hydraulic. Another
possibility is a brake fluid leak. As you accelerate, the fluid gets
pushed back causing the low brake fluid light to turn on.
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The warning light on the dash, or the brake lights in the back of the car ? ? The brake fluid could be low or the parking brake switch could be faulty if the warning light is on. The brake light switch on the pedal could be faulty if the brake lights are staying on.
In Canada it's mandatory to have DRL(Daytime Running Lights). Your Corolla probably has this feature built in. it is a safety thing however I can understand you wanting them off if it's not the law where you live.
In our 1998 Corolla, I use the parking brake all the time - every time I park - and I've noticed the lights do not come on until I release the parking brake after starting the motor. When I park the car, until I shut off the engine, the lights stay on regardless of the parking brake status however, if I shut off the engine and restart with the parking brake on, the lights do not come on.
If you "adjust' the parking brake switch(i.e.: make e-brake light in your dash it stay on all the time) your lights will not go on until you turn them on via the multifunction lever(left side of wheel). This of course negates the benefits of the e-brake light working correctly (warning you that your e-brake is on or that your brake fluid level is low) which in itself is not so safe!
There is a fuse/relay (I think) in the big fusebox under the hood that has a DRL "spot", you might want to check if you can remove it and still turn the lights on manually when you want them on. Alternately, there is a fuse in the interior fuse box(in Canadian models anyway) labelled DRL. When that fuse is out, it seems the lights only turn ob when I turn them on manually.
Hope this helps and God bless,
Apply the parking brake with the vehicle parked, engine turned off and transmission in Park. Release the parking brake completely, then apply it again, and ensure that it is fully released. Turn the ignition on, check to see if the Parking brake warning light is on. If it is NOT on, apply the parking brake and check to see if the warning light comes on. If the light come ON wihen the Parking brake is applied,.....fully release the parking brake and check if the warning light goes OFF. If it does NOT go off, then an adjustment is needed at the parking brake switch.
Your brakes warning light or your actual brake lights? If it is your warning light that can come Monday if you're park break is on or slightly on or the switch that says that it is on is faulty, in which case it may tell your cruise control to turn off. If your brake lights stay on there's something pul to you about your switch by the pedal as your cruise will not work when you hit the bricks and this will be perceived as you hitting the brakes. A break warning light will also, come on if your brake fluid is low.
The Parking brake light can be set on if the cable to the brake has become loose, or if it stuck on. Check first to make sure the parking brake pedal is released fully, sometimes it will need to be manually pulled back as the tension becomes les on the cable. The drivers dooradjar light is telling you that most likely the door switch on the front dash panel on the door jamb is not functioning, replacing the switch should certainly turn the light off.
Had a similar problem on older BMW. The ABS/ASC sensor in the wheel hub is apperntly prone to this if something has been changed like brake, shocks etc or got some dirt in it. The amber light could indicate a loose wire connection on the brake system or perhaps a damaged elec cable. can only be reset with diagnostic computer or special tool.