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Old 09 Sep 2004, 07:32 pm
DaveT
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Default Wierd dashboard activity.... Please help!!!

Hi guys,

I believe I worded my problem wrong in my prior post, here it goes again. I
have a 92 Accord EX with ~134K mi. Today for example, I was driving to
school. About 10 min. into the drive I see the brake light come on(the one
that comes one when you pull your handbrake). Wierd thing is it doesn't come
on fully bright, just barely enough for me to notice while driving. I
thought by pulling and releasing the handbrake it'll fix the problem, but
nothing. So it stays barely lit for a while and this my ABS light comes on.
Here is where I start to worry. I get to school, park the car and turn it
off. Then I start it again and the lights go off. This also happened last
night too.

While driving home, I stared at my dashboard to see if it would occur again
and nothing happened.

What could be the cause of this? I read up some newsgroup posts and they
say that the ABS light comes on because the brake light is on and the car is
moving or something like that. My question is what could make the brake
light barely glow that way? A short maybe? One that occurred overnight and
doesn't always occur? Sounds to weird....

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Dave


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Old 09 Sep 2004, 07:53 pm
Bubba
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Check brake fluid level

In article <qC60d.9552$yp2.2809@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com> "DaveT"
<bgates@sbcglobal.net> writes:

>Hi guys,
>
> I believe I worded my problem wrong in my prior post, here it goes again. I
>have a 92 Accord EX with ~134K mi. Today for example, I was driving to
>school. About 10 min. into the drive I see the brake light come on(the one
>that comes one when you pull your handbrake). Wierd thing is it doesn't come
>on fully bright, just barely enough for me to notice while driving. I
>thought by pulling and releasing the handbrake it'll fix the problem, but
>nothing. So it stays barely lit for a while and this my ABS light comes on.
>Here is where I start to worry. I get to school, park the car and turn it
>off. Then I start it again and the lights go off. This also happened last
>night too.
>
> While driving home, I stared at my dashboard to see if it would occur again
>and nothing happened.
>
> What could be the cause of this? I read up some newsgroup posts and they
>say that the ABS light comes on because the brake light is on and the car is
>moving or something like that. My question is what could make the brake
>light barely glow that way? A short maybe? One that occurred overnight and
>doesn't always occur? Sounds to weird....
>
>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
>
>Dave
>


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Old 10 Sep 2004, 09:55 am
DaveT
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Default Re: Wierd dashboard activity.... Please help!!!

I checked all my brake fluids, they are all at proper levels. The only fluid
that was a little low was the power steering, but I don't think this is
linked to the brake light. Same deal happened last night. I went to the
store, nothing happened. Then while I was driving back, same dimly lit brake
light appeared.

Any other suggestions? By the way, thanks Bubba for your response, I was
really hoping that would've been the answer.

Dave


"Bubba" <wdg@[204.52.135.1]> wrote in message
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> Check brake fluid level
>
> In article <qC60d.9552$yp2.2809@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com> "DaveT"
> <bgates@sbcglobal.net> writes:
>
> >Hi guys,
> >
> > I believe I worded my problem wrong in my prior post, here it goes

again. I
> >have a 92 Accord EX with ~134K mi. Today for example, I was driving to
> >school. About 10 min. into the drive I see the brake light come on(the

one
> >that comes one when you pull your handbrake). Wierd thing is it doesn't

come
> >on fully bright, just barely enough for me to notice while driving. I
> >thought by pulling and releasing the handbrake it'll fix the problem, but
> >nothing. So it stays barely lit for a while and this my ABS light comes

on.
> >Here is where I start to worry. I get to school, park the car and turn it
> >off. Then I start it again and the lights go off. This also happened

last
> >night too.
> >
> > While driving home, I stared at my dashboard to see if it would occur

again
> >and nothing happened.
> >
> > What could be the cause of this? I read up some newsgroup posts and

they
> >say that the ABS light comes on because the brake light is on and the car

is
> >moving or something like that. My question is what could make the brake
> >light barely glow that way? A short maybe? One that occurred overnight

and
> >doesn't always occur? Sounds to weird....
> >
> >Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> >
> >Dave
> >

>



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Old 10 Sep 2004, 05:59 pm
Jason
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Default Re: Wierd dashboard activity.... Please help!!!

In article <ifj0d.9676$yp2.6960@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com> , "DaveT"
<bgates@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I checked all my brake fluids, they are all at proper levels. The only fluid
> that was a little low was the power steering, but I don't think this is
> linked to the brake light. Same deal happened last night. I went to the
> store, nothing happened. Then while I was driving back, same dimly lit brake
> light appeared.
>
> Any other suggestions? By the way, thanks Bubba for your response, I was
> really hoping that would've been the answer.
>
> Dave
>
>
> "Bubba" <wdg@[204.52.135.1]> wrote in message
> newsmu1k0ls2tn9rrkslqn65up2i66brra642@4ax.com...
> > Check brake fluid level
> >
> > In article <qC60d.9552$yp2.2809@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com> "DaveT"
> > <bgates@sbcglobal.net> writes:
> >
> > >Hi guys,
> > >
> > > I believe I worded my problem wrong in my prior post, here it goes

> again. I
> > >have a 92 Accord EX with ~134K mi. Today for example, I was driving to
> > >school. About 10 min. into the drive I see the brake light come on(the

> one
> > >that comes one when you pull your handbrake). Wierd thing is it doesn't

> come
> > >on fully bright, just barely enough for me to notice while driving. I
> > >thought by pulling and releasing the handbrake it'll fix the problem, but
> > >nothing. So it stays barely lit for a while and this my ABS light comes

> on.
> > >Here is where I start to worry. I get to school, park the car and turn it
> > >off. Then I start it again and the lights go off. This also happened

> last
> > >night too.
> > >
> > > While driving home, I stared at my dashboard to see if it would occur

> again
> > >and nothing happened.
> > >
> > > What could be the cause of this? I read up some newsgroup posts and

> they
> > >say that the ABS light comes on because the brake light is on and the car

> is
> > >moving or something like that. My question is what could make the brake
> > >light barely glow that way? A short maybe? One that occurred overnight

> and
> > >doesn't always occur? Sounds to weird....
> > >
> > >Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> > >
> > >Dave
> > >

> >


Dave,
I hate to say this since it is bad news but your problem is probably
related to a wire that has come loose or some solder (spelling??) that may
have come off. Obviously, I am just guessing. I once had a radio that
developed problems and I spend several hours trying to track down the
problem and it turned out to be something simple. It was one of the dials
that had a short in it. This is a problem that you have to learn to ignore
or spent a lot of time or money or both in a effort to fix the problem.

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Old 10 Sep 2004, 09:44 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Wierd dashboard activity.... Please help!!!

Have you checked that the switch at the base of the handbrake lever is fully
closing when the handbrake is disengaged? Also check that the lever goes
all the way back down.

On 9/10/04 9:55 AM, in article
ifj0d.9676$yp2.6960@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com, "DaveT"
<bgates@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I checked all my brake fluids, they are all at proper levels. The only fluid
> that was a little low was the power steering, but I don't think this is
> linked to the brake light. Same deal happened last night. I went to the
> store, nothing happened. Then while I was driving back, same dimly lit brake
> light appeared.
>
> Any other suggestions? By the way, thanks Bubba for your response, I was
> really hoping that would've been the answer.
>
> Dave
>
>
> "Bubba" <wdg@[204.52.135.1]> wrote in message
> newsmu1k0ls2tn9rrkslqn65up2i66brra642@4ax.com...
>> Check brake fluid level
>>
>> In article <qC60d.9552$yp2.2809@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com> "DaveT"
>> <bgates@sbcglobal.net> writes:
>>
>>> Hi guys,
>>>
>>> I believe I worded my problem wrong in my prior post, here it goes

> again. I
>>> have a 92 Accord EX with ~134K mi. Today for example, I was driving to
>>> school. About 10 min. into the drive I see the brake light come on(the

> one
>>> that comes one when you pull your handbrake). Wierd thing is it doesn't

> come
>>> on fully bright, just barely enough for me to notice while driving. I
>>> thought by pulling and releasing the handbrake it'll fix the problem, but
>>> nothing. So it stays barely lit for a while and this my ABS light comes

> on.
>>> Here is where I start to worry. I get to school, park the car and turn it
>>> off. Then I start it again and the lights go off. This also happened

> last
>>> night too.
>>>
>>> While driving home, I stared at my dashboard to see if it would occur

> again
>>> and nothing happened.
>>>
>>> What could be the cause of this? I read up some newsgroup posts and

> they
>>> say that the ABS light comes on because the brake light is on and the car

> is
>>> moving or something like that. My question is what could make the brake
>>> light barely glow that way? A short maybe? One that occurred overnight

> and
>>> doesn't always occur? Sounds to weird....
>>>
>>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>

>>

>
>


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