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Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:08 pm

Hi I have been trying to sort this out for a months now and still not getting any were with it. I have a mk1 mx5 and can't get the brake warning light to go out on the dash when I drop the hand brake the light will dim a bit but not go out.
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:10 am

Which model and version, we need more info from you, give us the full story.
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Brake warning light

Postby Shadgrind » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:57 am

Whatever the model though, have you checked the fluid level. Could be low on brake fluid? If it isn't then, like M-m says it could be a few different possibilities.
Oh and have you adjusted your handbrake cable before this happened, if so how tight is it, how many clicks up before it locks the rear wheels?
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:22 pm

Dodgy switch earth?
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:54 pm

It's a 1.8 mk1 1996
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:50 pm

If I start the car so the charge light goes out so dose the brake warning light goes out to. Then when I operate the handbrake the light works as normal
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Lazza » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:33 pm

Are you saying that the light only stays on while the key is switched to the start position but the engine isn't running?
And it goes out and works normally with the handbrake?
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:30 pm

If I turn the key to the on position the brake warning light stays on when operating the handbrake if I start the engine so the car is running and the battery light goes out the brake warning light goes out if I drop the handbrake but won't go out if the car isn't running and the battery light is on
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:06 am

Is there a immobiliser fitted?
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:21 pm

No immobiliser
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:39 pm

It is a bad earth, check for anything aftermarket that as been installed ,which is crossing through that circuit.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Paulsh23@gmail.com » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:52 pm

I have checked all the wiring from start to finish and there's nothing wrong with it
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Re: Brake warning light

Postby Shadgrind » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:41 pm

Only a thought, duff switch?
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.

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