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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Light Comes on and then off

Brakes seem fine on my 2001 SE but when i accelerate or turn sharply the brake(!) indicator light comes on for 5-6 seconds and then turns off again. Never when I actually brake though.

Seems to happen more in cold weather (in iowa) or noticed it more on the below zero days.

I do not have ABS.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 AM
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Brakes seem fine on my 2001 SE but when i accelerate or turn sharply the brake(!) indicator light comes on for 5-6 seconds and then turns off again. Never when I actually brake though.

Seems to happen more in cold weather (in iowa) or noticed it more on the below zero days.

I do not have ABS.
Did you check the level of the brake fluid?
I have similar issues and the issue disappears after I added brake fluid. If that is the case, it does tell you that your shoe/pad wears some out already.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 09:35 AM
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As mentioned above, check your fluid level. The fluid is sloshing and causes the sensor to trip the light usually. Don't add too much because when you go to replace your pads and have to push the piston back in, brake fluid will overflow from the reservoir.


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I will check the fluid tonight. thanks for the suggestion.
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