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#1 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 08:33 AM
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Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

So my emergency brake light on the gauge cluster of my 04' Tacoma won't turn off. I can even slam the emergency brake down and the light won't turn off. The actual emergency brake engages and disengages fine; it's just the light in the cluster that won't turn off.

Has anyone had this issue before? Does anyone know how to fix it?

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i cant drive now cuz some fashest pig pulled me ova n made me get my car towd back home cuz he didntt like the lites i have now cuz i spray paintd my lites with clear thru purple spray paint it was cool lookn but not very brite
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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

Check your brake fluid level. The brake warning indicator is also triggered by low brake fluid pressure.

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Check your brake fluid level. The brake warning indicator is also triggered by low brake fluid pressure.
x2 there is a float level sensor in the brake resivoir. This might even mean you need some brake work done.

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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

I just checked the brake fluid level, it's right at the min. line. I go get some brake fluid tomorrow and fill it up, see if that solves thing. If not, I'll let you guys know.

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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

Also check your front pads. When they wear down to where they need to be replaced the fluid level drops enough to activate the light.

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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

Brake pads look fine, must be the low level of the fluid. I will get some more brake fluid.

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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

check your rear shoes too, the system should not leak any fluid, if the pads are all good you should figure out where you are leaking fluid
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So my emergency brake light on the gauge cluster of my 04' Tacoma won't turn off. I can even slam the emergency brake down and the light won't turn off. The actual emergency brake engages and disengages fine; it's just the light in the cluster that won't turn off.

Has anyone had this issue before? Does anyone know how to fix it?

Thank You
this happens to me in the winter only...
when its cold the light is on then it goes away then it comes back...
when its 70+ the light never goes on....

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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

I had that problem everything wasgood on my truck fluid pads etc. I ended up pulling my gauges out and tookthe bulb out
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Re: Emergency Brake Light Won't Turn Off??

if the fluid level is good then it is probably the Differential Pressure Sensor which senses a difference in pressure between the primary and secondary brake hydraulic systems, aka you need a master cylinder most likely
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