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Brake warning light on and off.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kinside, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    kinside

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    recently my brake light warning on the cluster turns on and off for no reason even when my e brake is not engaged.

    I'm planning to replace my brakes soon. could that be the problem.

    anyone here can recommend me a good site to order my brake system from online?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    are you low on brake fluid?
     
  3. Jan 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    OK, I have to ask, WTF is a "brake system"?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Well, I would have to say it's "his" way of saying..... Brake System. Sounded pretty understandable to me.


    Did ya notice it was his first post? New guy needing help from the regulars. Hope he didn't get scared away. I learned my lesson about chirping without a warm hello.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    brake fluid is full.

    what i meant is parts like drums, disks, pads, shoes. where do you all buy your parts from?

    yes i'm new to this forum. so HELLO :wave:everybody. Very cool forum and i see its pretty active too. looking forward to learning more about my truck and communicating with you.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    I just get my stuff at kragen, tried dealership pads for awhile, they worked the same as aftermarket so i just went cheap
     
  8. Jan 4, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    Check your ebrake handle (pull). Sometimes the ebrake cable can get too much slack in it and cause the light to come on. When you pull the ebrake handle - you're supposed to get 12-18 clicks. If you get a lot more than that, the cable needs adjusted.

    However - since you're changing the rear brake shoes anyway, don't adjust the ebrake cable until AFTER you put new shoes on.

    You might not need to adjust the cable after you put new shoes on.

    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/EbrakeAdjustment/ebrakeadjustment.htm
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    well im a honda mechanic and usually they have a brake switch under the brake pedal bar , not to sure about the tacoma i havent looked under my pedal
     
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