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parking brake indicator lite

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by hunterjo, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    hunterjo

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    i have a 04 tacoma v6. problem is the parking brake lite will not go out. about 3 years ago it would blink on and off all the time. then it started to say on all the time. checked the swicth and it is good.(it is nc closed) the computer has no codes in it. is it possible the lite in the dash is for some other problem that toyota is not telling me about. my shop manual shows it is for parking brake only. any info would be helpful.
    hunterjo
     
  2. Aug 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    TheGreatWhiteTaco

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    i used to have this same problem with my old 02 taco it would always show up even though it wasnt on but i took it in to a shop and they fixed it for free
     
  3. Aug 14, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    it can not be in cable sticking because i have the switch removed
     
  4. Aug 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    On my 06 I just had to top off the fluid and it went off
     
  5. Aug 15, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    If your brake fluid is low, you have one of two problems: a leak, or it's time for new brake pads and or shoes. Get the problem fixed ASAP or you will have bigger problems than a pesky light.
    If your fluid is right, focus on the parking brake switch. It may be bad.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    hunterjo

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    that was the problem, low fluid level. can not believe i missed that. i just want to thank everyone who helped me with my problem. keep up the good work. i will take all advice and check to see were the fluid went. thanks again.
    hunterjo
     
  7. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    McBride513

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    what he said, brake fluid doesnt wear out. you should never just top it off.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    I forgot to add... Check the vac line from the brake booster. If there is fluid, you need to replace the booster and master cylinder. Brake fluid leaking from the master into the booster will kill the booster.
     
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