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Old 01-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Intermitten Brake Light

My brake light is going on and off randomly while Im driving. Is this simply that I need to change the drums / pads? Or some kind of electrical problem / short / miswire?

And please... a quick simple response will be perfect. I'm at work and don't have the time to go a searchin'...

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I doubt it has anything to do with the pads or drums needing to be changed. I would say it is an electrical issue. The fact that it blinks on and off makes me think it's a short.
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If your referring to the light on the dash, check the brake fluid reservoir. Top off as needed. Then look for a leak to be safe.
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If your referring to the light on the dash, check the brake fluid reservoir. Top off as needed. Then look for a leak to be safe.
Didn't think about that light. I thought he meant the rear brake lights.
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Yah, I was referring to the dash warning. It lights up on the high end of shifting gears, and stays on until truck warms up. How the clutch could be related to brakes, I have no clue...
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Yah, I was referring to the dash warning. It lights up on the high end of shifting gears, and stays on until truck warms up. How the clutch could be related to brakes, I have no clue...
Not so much the clutch, more of the body of the truck shifting due to momentum when you change gears .
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Not so much the clutch, more of the body of the truck shifting due to momentum when you change gears .
I'm not familiar with 1st Gens but it sounds RPM related... could it be a vacuum issue?
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I'm not familiar with 1st Gens but it sounds RPM related... could it be a vacuum issue?
Nope, he's just low on fluid.
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http://ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Wiring_M...i/052cmtac.pdf

Or it could be the brake lever switch.....forgot about that.
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