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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2002, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I bought a 94 Tracker 2 dr 4x and the dash brake light stays on. I didn't worry about it when I bought it because the brakes seem to work fine - still do. Since then I have looked at it more and it is not the park brake switch, when I pull it on the light gets brighter. Also when I first start the engine, the light goes out for a couple of seconds and then comes back on until I turn the ign off. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Re: dash brake light on

low brake fluid?
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brake pads???
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Re: dash brake light on

Low fluid and pads as mentioned, but the emergency brake switch might not be shutting off too.
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more info ----- I checked the front pads, nearly new. I put new shoes on the rear and adjusted them. I think that the park brake switch is working because the light gets brighter when it's on and dimmer when I let it off. The brake fluid is full but I haven't checked the switch yet. What's unknown is why the light goes off for a few seconds when I first start up. I thought maybe the computer was checking something then but no error code when I test. Seems like if a switch were bad the light wouldn't go off at start up and then come back on. I'm still looking at things as time permits. Thanks.
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The pads are nearly new.
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Fluid is full but I will empty it to check the switch.
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You shouldnt need to empty it, take the cap off an fiddle with the "float'. That runs the switch and you should be able to manally work it. You may be able to disconect the leads and see if the switch is any good using a test meter. Or you might have a short somewhere.
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I had the same problem one time on a '95 tracker I had. It was because of some loose wires under the dash. After checking the connections it worked fine. Hope this helps you out.
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bleed the brakes and see if that cancels the light. The combination valve might not have an equal pressure, causing it to activate the light
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