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Brake light came on??????

silvermelon19

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Tonite my brake light came on twice, when i apply the brakes a little hard it came on... I dont know if my fluid is low but last time i checked it which wasnt to long ago it was fine, WHAT COULD BE WRONG??? i dont want my brakes to go out on me.....
 


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Vanquish502

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The brake lights usually come on when you hit the pedal...

Unless you mean the ABS light? Or the Brake (!) light?
 




IZwack

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Marylanders who live close to the Bay waters usually get a little too drunk around this time ;) ahahah!
 




silvermelon19

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HAHA lol i meant Brake! light, on my dash.....
 




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ive never driven a 1st generation explorer (91-94) so i dont know if the 1st gens have a Brake light on the dash... but my 2nd gen doesnt have a Brake light on the dash.

r u the original owner of this explorer? maybe the previous owner wired up a brake light indicator to the dash...
 




Vanquish502

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If its the [Brake (!)] light, something is up with your parking brake. Try tightening the bolt or whatever it pivots on.
 




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happened's all the time for me, just PULL up the parking brake that should work, otherwise check the bolts
 




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o.k. everyone go get a cup of coffee.
There are several reasons for the "idiot" lite to illuminate....
1st-low brake fluid( probable)
2nd-faulty e-brake switch (not likely considering your clues given)
3rd-loose wire on e-brake switch (hmm...doubt it )
4th-faulty connection/sensor on your resevoir (ehh..could be)
can't think of anything else right now......good luck
 




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