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Handbrake Indicator Stuck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBiggs, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    BBiggs

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    Hello all. 2005 SR5 Access Cab, 6 Spd Manual Trans.


    The... handbrake indicator light won't go off when I take the handbrake off. Has anyone else had this problem?

    It's not a big deal I guess, but fixing it would be nice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Check your brake fluid level... if that's good:

    First I'd look at the switch for the sensor... then look for a short... ect ect.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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  4. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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    I topped off the brake fluid. Problem solved! Thanks for the assistance!
     
  5. Apr 30, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    Your parking brake cable needs to be adjusted.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    No problem, glad it was an easy fix!

    Uh, he already solved the issue? :p
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    ...It came back on.

    Is my brake fluid leaking? I haven't had a chance to investigate yet. But yeah, it's stuck again. UGH!
     
  8. May 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    That sucks, check the level again and see if it's low. If it is.. time to get the flashlight out and start looking for leaks in the lines :/

    If there are, look at the bright side... Stainless Steel braded line upgrade time :D
     
  9. May 5, 2010 at 3:11 AM
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    It seems I have a minor brake fluid leak.

    Does anyone think it would be bad for my truck in any way if I just kept adding brake fluid to the master cylinder everytime it's level got to "MIN" until I work up the courage to go searching for the leak?


    This would probably go on for a couple of weeks.
     
  10. May 5, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    If you keep it full you should be fine- just be careful not to leave it low for too long- Can pull air into the lines and you'll get mushy braking feel or no braking power at all.
     
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