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Old 28 Apr 2006, 10:16 am
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i have a 90 civic lx sedan 4dr does anybody know how to get the check brake
light out in the guage cluster


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Old 28 Apr 2006, 10:28 am
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Matt wrote:
> i have a 90 civic lx sedan 4dr does anybody know how to get the check brake
> light out in the guage cluster


That's a mystery that just came up with me in my 90 civic. The hand
brake light stays on sometimes until I drive over bumps, but I'm not
sure what actually makes it go out.

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Old 28 Apr 2006, 09:09 pm
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Alan wrote:
> Matt wrote:
>
>>i have a 90 civic lx sedan 4dr does anybody know how to get the check brake
>>light out in the guage cluster

>
>
> That's a mystery that just came up with me in my 90 civic. The hand
> brake light stays on sometimes until I drive over bumps, but I'm not
> sure what actually makes it go out.
>

my guess is that you both have cheapo aftermarket master cylinders.
correct?

there's a "low fluid level" switch connected to a float in the brake
fluid reservoir. my experience is that the aftermarket versions are
garbage and for whatever reason, falsely switch and light up the panel.
provided you have sufficient brake fluid and no leaks, simply
disconnect the leads that are connected to the reservoir cap, and the
problem will go away. and get proper honda parts next time.
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Old 28 Apr 2006, 09:09 pm
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"Matt" <shaylaylay@earthlink.net> wrote in
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> i have a 90 civic lx sedan 4dr does anybody know how to get the check
> brake light out in the guage cluster
>
>


Check brake fluid level?
Are all your brake lamps working?

I beieve you do not have ABS on that year auto.

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Old 28 Apr 2006, 10:24 pm
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jim beam wrote:

> my guess is that you both have cheapo aftermarket master cylinders.
> correct?
>
> there's a "low fluid level" switch connected to a float in the brake
> fluid reservoir. my experience is that the aftermarket versions are
> garbage and for whatever reason, falsely switch and light up the panel.
> provided you have sufficient brake fluid and no leaks, simply
> disconnect the leads that are connected to the reservoir cap, and the
> problem will go away. and get proper honda parts next time.


That's it.... thanks!
I thought the light was just for the hand brake. My fluid is probably
low because I'm almost due for new pads.

Alan

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Old 28 Apr 2006, 10:27 pm
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Jim Yanik wrote:

> Check brake fluid level?
> Are all your brake lamps working?
>
> I beieve you do not have ABS on that year auto.


I didn't think it was low enough to light up. No ABS in that era.

Alan

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Old 29 Apr 2006, 12:22 am
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jim beam <nospam@example.net> wrote in
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> Alan wrote:
>> Matt wrote:
>>
>>>i have a 90 civic lx sedan 4dr does anybody know how to get the check
>>>brake light out in the guage cluster

>>
>>
>> That's a mystery that just came up with me in my 90 civic. The hand
>> brake light stays on sometimes until I drive over bumps, but I'm not
>> sure what actually makes it go out.
>>

> my guess is that you both have cheapo aftermarket master cylinders.
> correct?
>
> there's a "low fluid level" switch connected to a float in the brake
> fluid reservoir. my experience is that the aftermarket versions are
> garbage and for whatever reason, falsely switch and light up the
> panel.
> provided you have sufficient brake fluid and no leaks, simply
> disconnect the leads that are connected to the reservoir cap, and the
> problem will go away. and get proper honda parts next time.
>


I replaced the brakeMC in my Integra with a reman that was exactly like the
OEM,and it used the reservoir and cap from the old MC;I've had no problems
with it.

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Old 29 Apr 2006, 08:47 pm
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i think u can disconnect the wires to the master cylinder cap also but then
you have no warning over low brake fluid but it does make the light go out.


-jeff

"Alan" <twobutnot2@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Jim Yanik wrote:
>
>> Check brake fluid level?
>> Are all your brake lamps working?
>>
>> I beieve you do not have ABS on that year auto.

>
> I didn't think it was low enough to light up. No ABS in that era.
>
> Alan
>



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