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Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by StvC on Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:27 pm

Hi all - been a while.

Finally got round to installing new fuel tank which works so great. Van started first time too after 4 months laid up.
Now I have a brake warning light on though. Fluid level is fine. They don't have pad wearing sensors or anything do they?

Going in for MOT next week, hoping it will go off after I use it a bit and get the system working again after being stood for so long but it's first journey may be to the test station which mean it will fail I guess with a warning light illuminated.

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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:20 pm

Is the float erm floating when the LSPV leaked on ours the level got low and the float tipped up and got stuck it's only a magnet in a foam float.
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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by Logi on Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Never seen a Hijet with brake sensors? Rarely see one with brakes..... Wink
I reckon Rich may be on the money
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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:04 pm

If there is fluid in the header tank , try removing the float and see if the light goes out.
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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by P165TER on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:36 pm

What does this light look like? I have a light that comes on every now and then. It's the one that looks like a straight question mark. (I can't remember what it's called)

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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by StvC on Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:37 pm

Exclamation mark in red. Manual says, brake warning light, top up fluid.
I figured it must be a fluid level sensor, if it's a float arm that makes sense. Will check and report back.

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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by StvC on Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:07 pm

Just an update, released the top and light went off, so whether the float thingy was stuck to the lid or the lid was on too tight I don't know but all sorted.

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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by bushwhacker on Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:16 pm

You just have to get the fluid level right.

Mine would sometimes come on then go off fairly quickly or it might stay on a long time. It finally got too much so I eventually got it topped up which resolved the problem. However, it had never had an adverse effect on the brakes which was why I thought it might have been an electrical or float problem.
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Re: Brake warning light permanently on.

Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:58 pm

Normally if you have to top up the fluid, it means the front pads are wearing low.

Be careful if you top it up - next time you change the front pads and squeeze the pots back, it might over flow.
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