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Intermitten Brake Light

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by JBear, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    JBear

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    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'...

    Thanks =)
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    bendbolden

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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.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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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.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    Didn't think about that light.:rolleyes: I thought he meant the rear brake lights.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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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...
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Not so much the clutch, more of the body of the truck shifting due to momentum when you change gears .
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I'm not familiar with 1st Gens but it sounds RPM related... could it be a vacuum issue?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    Nope, he's just low on fluid.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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