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Old 04-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E brake stays on(dim) while driving????

My 92 toyota pickup 22re has the brake light stay on (dim) when driving and when it is parked and the ebrake is engaged the brake light is even brighter. On my old car(automatic) had this happen and there was a leak in one of the brake lines. But I took the truck out and seems to be ok and no leaks.
Any suggestions why this is happening. I have had no electrical problems to date.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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.............topped up the brake fluid...........problem solved
But what can I do next? Can't find a leak........is this telling me something?
I just had some work done on the ebrake this last christmas
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Keep an eye on it. If it continues to go down, I'd suspect the rear brake cylinders as the MOST likely culprit.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when were the brakes last done? check how much pad/shoe is left. I've seen some cars that normal wear is enough to deplete the reservoir enough to turn the light on.
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