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1987 Accord - Rear Deck brake warning lamp comes on frequently

My rear deck brake warning lamp comes on frequently, usually after the car has been running like 10 minutes and/or after I've pressed the brake a few times. I really can't find a definite pattern to re-create this problem on demand, but it happens nearly every day. The brake light works though, its just some faulty warning. Ideas?

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It's not a big deal unless that dash light really annoys you.. I've owned 4 Honda Accords ('83, 87, and two '89 models) and they've ALL done the same thing. I just learned to live with it, after all it doesn't mean you really have a brake light or tail light out at all, just a quirky thing about these cars, probably a sensor. And given that I've gotten over 300,000 miles out of EVERY oldr Accord I've owned, without major problems or huge repair bills, that little "idiot light" on the dash is just fine with me! One consistent problem I have had however is water leaking and collecting in the tail lights themselves (I use a small drill bit to drain water from the tail light without cracking it) and also water leaking into the spare tire compartment in the trunk (I drill a hole right thru the metal with large drill bit to drain this water and have no water buildup after that).. I've found that with just basic maintanence these vehicles last FOREVER so take care of it and it will take care of you, and don't sweat the small stuff as long as it gets u from A to B...

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Low fluid, Improper bad thickenss, faulty e-brake wiring all could cause the problem you describe. Set the e-brake and attempt to drive ahead it should put the vehicle under allot of load or slide the rear tires if the cable is adjusted correctly along with the brakes. If you need any farther support with your issue, i'd be glad to assist you. Thank you for using fixya.com

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