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Old 09 Jun 2006, 07:55 pm
the loner
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Default Emeregncy brake light

The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought the
emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level. Any
other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
Thanks
loner


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Old 09 Jun 2006, 08:05 pm
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"the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought the
> emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level. Any
> other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
> Thanks
> loner


Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it matters
loner
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 08:33 pm
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

You are correct that a low brake fluid level will energize
the "brake warning light." Why don't you go under the hood
and check the level yourself? The reservoir is near the
firewall (= rear of the engine compartment), on the driver's
side, near the top. IIRC the reservoir cap is embossed with
words like 'Use only DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,' among other
things. It has max and min lines marked on it.

Here's more info from a factory service manual for the same
year Civic CRX:
http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf

"the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on,
>> even thought the emerg. brake is off. A new master
>> cylinder was put in last year.
>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake
>> fluid level. Any other ideas before I take it to the
>> mechanic?
>> Thanks
>> loner

>
> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it
> matters
> loner
>>
>>

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Old 09 Jun 2006, 08:52 pm
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

Hey Elle, thanks so much--especially where to look. As is probably obvious,
I ain't no mechanic !! Thanks for taking the time to answer-if I get stuck,
I'll be back!
loner


"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> You are correct that a low brake fluid level will energize the "brake
> warning light." Why don't you go under the hood and check the level
> yourself? The reservoir is near the firewall (= rear of the engine
> compartment), on the driver's side, near the top. IIRC the reservoir cap
> is embossed with words like 'Use only DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,' among other
> things. It has max and min lines marked on it.
>
> Here's more info from a factory service manual for the same year Civic
> CRX:
> http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf
>
> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought the
>>> emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
>>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level. Any
>>> other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
>>> Thanks
>>> loner

>>
>> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it matters
>> loner
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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>



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Old 09 Jun 2006, 08:57 pm
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

"the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote in
news:RtidncasMNEblxfZnZ2dnUVZ_tCdnZ2d@comcast.com:

> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought the
> emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level. Any
> other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
> Thanks
> loner
>
>


Maybe a stuck switch?
(Detects when the Emerg.Brake lever is pulled)
If the fuse were blown,the light would NOT come on.

--
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jyanik
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:09 pm
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

Without people getting stuck, this group is nothing. :-)

Hang in there, and learn something new. It's empowering.

"the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
> Hey Elle, thanks so much--especially where to look. As is
> probably obvious, I ain't no mechanic !! Thanks for taking
> the time to answer-if I get stuck, I'll be back!
> loner
>
>
> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in
> message
> news:Mroig.3929$lp.1582@newsread3.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
>> You are correct that a low brake fluid level will
>> energize the "brake warning light." Why don't you go
>> under the hood and check the level yourself? The
>> reservoir is near the firewall (= rear of the engine
>> compartment), on the driver's side, near the top. IIRC
>> the reservoir cap is embossed with words like 'Use only
>> DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,' among other things. It has max
>> and min lines marked on it.
>>
>> Here's more info from a factory service manual for the
>> same year Civic CRX:
>> http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf
>>
>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on,
>>>> even thought the emerg. brake is off. A new master
>>>> cylinder was put in last year.
>>>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake
>>>> fluid level. Any other ideas before I take it to the
>>>> mechanic?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> loner
>>>
>>> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it
>>> matters
>>> loner
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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>



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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:15 pm
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

New knowledge--Absolutely---after all these years (remember, it's a *1989*
Honda!!), maybe I'll start a new hobby....or even a career!!!
Thanks again Elle!
loner


"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Without people getting stuck, this group is nothing. :-)
>
> Hang in there, and learn something new. It's empowering.
>
> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>> Hey Elle, thanks so much--especially where to look. As is probably
>> obvious, I ain't no mechanic !! Thanks for taking the time to answer-if I
>> get stuck, I'll be back!
>> loner
>>
>>
>> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:Mroig.3929$lp.1582@newsread3.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
>>> You are correct that a low brake fluid level will energize the "brake
>>> warning light." Why don't you go under the hood and check the level
>>> yourself? The reservoir is near the firewall (= rear of the engine
>>> compartment), on the driver's side, near the top. IIRC the reservoir cap
>>> is embossed with words like 'Use only DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,' among
>>> other things. It has max and min lines marked on it.
>>>
>>> Here's more info from a factory service manual for the same year Civic
>>> CRX:
>>> http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf
>>>
>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought
>>>>> the emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
>>>>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level.
>>>>> Any other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> loner
>>>>
>>>> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it matters
>>>> loner
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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>



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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:19 pm
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"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
news:Xns97DDD53CFB54Fjyanikkuanet@129.250.170.86.. .
> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote in
> news:RtidncasMNEblxfZnZ2dnUVZ_tCdnZ2d@comcast.com:
>
>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought the
>> emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level. Any
>> other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
>> Thanks
>> loner
>>
>>

>
> Maybe a stuck switch?
> (Detects when the Emerg.Brake lever is pulled)
> If the fuse were blown,the light would NOT come on.
>
> --
> Jim Yanik
> jyanik
> at
> kua.net


Yes, Jim, I did read something about a switch, also about something under
the pedal--where should I look to check those things? (BTW, thanks about the
fuse)
loner


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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:20 pm
Elle
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Default Re: Emeregncy brake light

You should lurk and see all the folks (many auto technology
newbies, too) posting here driving Honda cars built c.

1989. I own a 91 Civic, 177k miles. I hope to take it to
250k, at least. Can't give up a car that gets 40+ mpg. Plus
I'm having too much "fun" maintaining it.

No problem, re the help.

Updates are welcome. Your experience will go in the archives
and maybe help someone else.

"the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
> New knowledge--Absolutely---after all these years
> (remember, it's a *1989* Honda!!), maybe I'll start a new
> hobby....or even a career!!!
> Thanks again Elle!
> loner
>
>
> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in
> message
> news:9Zoig.11222$921.9849@newsread4.news.pas.earth link.net...
>> Without people getting stuck, this group is nothing. :-)
>>
>> Hang in there, and learn something new. It's empowering.
>>
>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>> Hey Elle, thanks so much--especially where to look. As
>>> is probably obvious, I ain't no mechanic !! Thanks for
>>> taking the time to answer-if I get stuck, I'll be back!
>>> loner
>>>
>>>
>>> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in
>>> message
>>> news:Mroig.3929$lp.1582@newsread3.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
>>>> You are correct that a low brake fluid level will
>>>> energize the "brake warning light." Why don't you go
>>>> under the hood and check the level yourself? The
>>>> reservoir is near the firewall (= rear of the engine
>>>> compartment), on the driver's side, near the top. IIRC
>>>> the reservoir cap is embossed with words like 'Use only
>>>> DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,' among other things. It has max
>>>> and min lines marked on it.
>>>>
>>>> Here's more info from a factory service manual for the
>>>> same year Civic CRX:
>>>> http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf
>>>>
>>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>>>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays
>>>>>> on, even thought the emerg. brake is off. A new
>>>>>> master cylinder was put in last year.
>>>>>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low
>>>>>> brake fluid level. Any other ideas before I take it
>>>>>> to the mechanic?
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>> loner
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if
>>>>> it matters
>>>>> loner
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:26 pm
the loner
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I think I will check in here...and my 1989 has only 62,000+ miles!!! (i
don't leave the house much-long boring medical story). 177 k wheww! But I
believe you'll get to 250--a friend with n Accord got there--twice!!
Take care
loner


"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> You should lurk and see all the folks (many auto technology newbies, too)
> posting here driving Honda cars built c.
>
> 1989. I own a 91 Civic, 177k miles. I hope to take it to 250k, at least.
> Can't give up a car that gets 40+ mpg. Plus I'm having too much "fun"
> maintaining it.
>
> No problem, re the help.
>
> Updates are welcome. Your experience will go in the archives and maybe
> help someone else.
>
> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>> New knowledge--Absolutely---after all these years (remember, it's a
>> *1989* Honda!!), maybe I'll start a new hobby....or even a career!!!
>> Thanks again Elle!
>> loner
>>
>>
>> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:9Zoig.11222$921.9849@newsread4.news.pas.earth link.net...
>>> Without people getting stuck, this group is nothing. :-)
>>>
>>> Hang in there, and learn something new. It's empowering.
>>>
>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>> Hey Elle, thanks so much--especially where to look. As is probably
>>>> obvious, I ain't no mechanic !! Thanks for taking the time to answer-if
>>>> I get stuck, I'll be back!
>>>> loner
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:Mroig.3929$lp.1582@newsread3.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
>>>>> You are correct that a low brake fluid level will energize the "brake
>>>>> warning light." Why don't you go under the hood and check the level
>>>>> yourself? The reservoir is near the firewall (= rear of the engine
>>>>> compartment), on the driver's side, near the top. IIRC the reservoir
>>>>> cap is embossed with words like 'Use only DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid,'
>>>>> among other things. It has max and min lines marked on it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here's more info from a factory service manual for the same year Civic
>>>>> CRX:
>>>>> http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...H200/16-92.pdf
>>>>>
>>>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>>>> "the loner" <theloner@nowhere.com> wrote
>>>>>>> The emergency brake light warning on the dash stays on, even thought
>>>>>>> the emerg. brake is off. A new master cylinder was put in last year.
>>>>>>> I've thought of either a blown light fuse, or low brake fluid level.
>>>>>>> Any other ideas before I take it to the mechanic?
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> loner
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry, neglected to say 1989 Honda Civic DX sedan, if it matters
>>>>>> loner
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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>



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