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What does it mean when tire light brake warning light and ABS lights comes on same time 2003 corolla?

Could be as simple as a soft tire. Check all tire pressures first. Then check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir. If it is low or empty don't just add fluid. Have a trusted mechanic inspect the brakes and don't wait. The brakes may be in need of service.

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What does it mean when the battery light and the park brake lights comes onin a 1990 vovlo 740 model?

You have a charging system problem, have the alternator checked

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Why does your parking brake warning light come on?

If it comes on when you step on the brake pedal you might need to bleed your brakes. Also check your brake fluid in the master cylinder.

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This is Why Your BRAKE Light is ON

What does it mean when the battery and brake light comes on?

The battery light will come on when the event that the battery is no longer being charged.The 'E' brake (parking brake) light comes on when the fluid is low in the master cylinder or there is a pressure difference in the brake system.Have the alternator checked and see if the battery cables are t...

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What does it mean when the oil sensor light comes on in a 2003 Audi a4?

If you are referring to the red oil pressure light then it means you have low oil pressure which will destroy your engine if you keep driving it. STOP immediately, check your oil level and add if it is low. If it is not low then call a tow truck and have it towed to a trusted mechanic for repair....

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Why does your hand brake light come on when cornering?

Sounds like you have either a switch out of adjustment or a loose wire touching ground somewhere, which is turning your brake lamp on when you corner. Depending on where your hand brake is located, you'll probabley want to start there and look at the switch (normally located under the brake handl...

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Why would rear parking and brake lights stay on when the car is shut off?

There are two or more faults at work here depending on the car.If your car has a relay that runs brake lights or Tail lights one or both could be bad.ORIf your car has these items controlled by a body control module it could be bad or with this system the computer grounds the bulbs to make them w...

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Why does your reverse lights come on when the car is in park or drive?

To let others know that you are breaking.

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ABS Light Stays On, What To Do?

What does it mean when brake light COMes on and off?

This light is the parking brake warning light.It illuminates to show that the parking brake or emergency brake is engaged and must be released before driving.If it remains lit after the parking brake is released or if it turns on and off intermittently while you're driving, it means you need to a...

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Why is my abs and parking brake light on?

Most commonly, this light is triggered by low brake fluid or an engaged parking brake.However on some vehicles, it can simply indicate a problem elsewhere in the system and can be illuminated immediately if there is an ABS fault.

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What does it mean when my ABS and brake light comes on?

Driving with the ABS warning light on is not a good idea because it means your ABS is not working properly.If both your ABS Light and brake system light come on, this is an emergency and you need to stop driving right away.Have your entire brake system inspected by a certified mechanic, such as o...

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What does it mean when your ABS and brake light comes on?

If the warning light comes on while you are driving, it means the ABS is not working properly.Your brakes will still work, but the ABS might not engage if you need to make an emergency stop.If both the ABS and brake system light come on at the same time, your vehicle is no longer safe to drive.

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What causes brake and anti lock light come on 1993 dogde van. Brake work fine. Does not need brake fluid.?

Don't know if it needs brake fluid only way to know is to check you master cylinder brake fluid reservoir.

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How to fix your Toyota that wont come out of park

Why does brake warning light come on?

If the brake warning light comes on when you apply the brakes, or is on continuously, it means that hydraulic pressure has been lost in one side of the brake system or that the fluid level in the master cylinder is dangerously low (due to a leak somewhere in the brake system).

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Why don't your brake lights come on when you brake?

Check fuses first but its probably the brake light switch under the brake pedal.

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My brakes are not fully working and a red warning light and parking brake light is on why is it still on when the emergency brake is fully released?

Because the e brake is hooked into your braking system and that system has a problem.

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What does it mean when the red brake light comes on inside a 1996 gmc jimmy?

your red brake light could be coming on because , you could be low on brake fluid, or your brakes could be worn , you need to check both of them,be safe do not drive until you do.

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Why does the brake light come on when cornering is this the front pads or the drum brakes wearing out?

No not at all, the actual brakes/wheels have nothing to do with your brake lights!the issue will be of electrical origin.. I would suggest start by looking at the siwitch that will be attached on the stem of your brake pedal.. however electrical problems can be a right pain to locate.. best of luck.

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Why brake light comes on and stays on?

The switch above the pedal must be stuck - the switch is located underneath the dashboard, if you look from the footwell (the floor space where your feet go) there are some wires connected to a swith, spray a little bit of WD-40 into the plastic button and it should fix it. C.J

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Why does my coolant light come on when its cold?

Engine coolant has a variable volume that changes with temperature.When cold, it takes up less space and could therefore be below the coolant level sensor (if equipped).If the light no longer comes on when starting, monitor the level to determine if coolant is leaking or being consumed through a ...

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What does it mean when the brake system warning light comes on?

Low brake fluid/Worn brake pads Roberson says in most cases, a brake warning light indicates low brake fluid, which is often a result of worn brake pads.“As the pad wears, the brake caliper piston extends further to keep the pad in contact with the rotor,” he says.No fluid, no brakes.

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Why is the parking brake light on while driving?

If it stays on, it means one of several things: It may mean that the parking brake is engaged.Check the brake and release it (with your foot on the brake pedal).If the brake light comes on while you're driving, it indicates that either the system is low on brake fluid, or there is a malfunction w...

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Why does the battery light come on and off when the car is running?

This could happen for different causes.1. Your battery is making contact with a surface (like the hood, seat frame or trunk battery holder.) in BMW 325 or Cadillac north-star cases.2. The positive cables from the alternation or starter are bad and making contact with the engine, manifolds or body...

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Why does the Anti lock brake lite come on in a 1992 Chrysler LeBaron?

It stays on when the computer detects a malfunction and sets a trouble code.

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What's it mean when brake light comes on?

Low brake fluid/Worn brake pads Roberson says in most cases, a brake warning light indicates low brake fluid, which is often a result of worn brake pads.“As the pad wears, the brake caliper piston extends further to keep the pad in contact with the rotor,” he says.No fluid, no brakes.

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Why do headlights lights flicker and service light come on after driving and when putting car in park?

Have your alternator tested. They will sometimes do that when they are putting out low outputs at low rpm.

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Why does my 92 Corvette parking brake light stay on?

Check the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. If it is low that will illuminate the brake light also. If it is low on brake fluid it's time to have the brakes serviced.

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Why does the brake light and abs light turn on?

too warn you that something is wrong with the brakes like you need calipers or pads

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I have a running light but when applying the brake the brake light doesn't come on?

check light bulbs and fuses. light bulbs have 2 elements in them, one for stop and one for running. if thses are ok, replace brake light switch on brake pedal

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Why does the brake light come on when you switch on your head light in your Micra?

Faulty tail/stop bulb at rear

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Why does the radiator fan come on and does it only come on when the car is running hot?

An automatic radiator fan will go on and off in cycles to cool an engine down when it begins to heat up. It works with sensors that monitor the engine heat and trigger other sensors to turn on the fan. It will even run with the car engine off after it's been driven a long time and is hot enough t...

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I have a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and when I lock my car up the tail lights in the back and the front come on without me turning them on. Why is that?

the lights come on to let you know that your car is locked

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Car wont start however your lights come and the on automatic locks click when you try to lock or unlock and radio does not go on?

IGNITION SWITCH, UR RADIO'S SECONDARY POWER COMES FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH SO WHEN U TURN YOUR CAR OFF THE RADIO AND OTHER ACCESSORIES TURN OFF AS WELL.

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Does brake light come on when cruise control disengaged?

no it does not.unless you disengage with the brakes,not the control button

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Why don't my brake lights come on Polo brake lights don't come on?

Check these things:1. Are the bulbs okay? 2. Are the fuses good? 3. Using an voltmeter or circuit checker see if ther is power at the bulb connector. 4. Finally check the switch at the brake pedal.

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Why does my emergency brake light come on randomly?

If it remains lit after the parking brake is released or if it turns on and off intermittently while you're driving, it means you need to add brake fluid.If you check the fluid, add as needed and the light still doesn't turn off, you'll need to have the brake system inspected.

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Why does my check brakes light come on in my 1994 Pontiac sunbird and the brakes check out good?

check brake fluid level under hood probaly low

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What does it mean when the TRAC light comes on?

"Trac off" means that your Electronic Traction Control is turned off, or not functioning.If you turned it off, by pressing the button for the Traction Control, just turn it back on.If not, it will need to be checked by a dealer, because the light shouldn't come on unless it was turned off, or is ...

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Why would a Mazda MX6 tail light warning light come on when the brake pedal is depressed?

Check bulbs to make sure all are working

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Why does the dome light not come on when I open the door is it light sensitive?

Be sure the master switch is not turned off. Consult the owners manual.

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What does it mean when the emission light comes on?

Most of the time, when an Emissions Light comes on, it is due to either a sensor or a problem with the exhaust gas recirculation valve.

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What does it mean when service brake system light comes on?

Your brake system warning light could simply mean that your parking brake is engaged.In some cars, if the brake light and a “P” are visible that means your parking brake is on.One of the most common triggers for the brake system warning light is low brake fluid.

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What does it mean when the service light comes on?

The service required light is mainly used to remind drivers when it is time to change the oil and filter, but could be used for other fluids or components.In the past, this light was similar to the check engine light and could mean that a fault has been detected by the system.

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When you turn the key on your Mazda 626 year 1996 the reverse lights come on and the car is in park and it wont start?

Take it out of reverse.

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What does it mean when the malfunction light comes on?

The purpose of this warning light is to indicate a detected problem with the car and alert the driver about the issue.The OBD2 system illuminates the light when there is a problem with the car's engine, transmission or emission control system.The light turns on only for a reason and you should no...

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Why does your radio and lights come on when it rains without the key being in the ignition?

This is extremely strange and may not have anything to do with the rain. There could be a short in the wiring system that is triggered by the atmospheric pressure in the air.

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Why doesn't brake light come on?

Hi 5 possible causes 1 both bulbs blown 2 fuse blown 3 open circuit in wiring 4 brake light switch faulty 5 bad earth to brake lights Hope this helps you Best wishes

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Why does the check engine light go on and off on a 2003 Harley?

Because there's an intermittent issue which needs to be addressed. You need to have the DTCs (fault codes) read to find out which codes you have, what your active codes are, what your inactive codes are, and how many counts of each fault you have.

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What does it mean when the brake lights stay on?

If it stays on, it means one of several things: It may mean that the parking brake is engaged.Check the brake and release it (with your foot on the brake pedal).If the brake light comes on while you're driving, it indicates that either the system is low on brake fluid, or there is a malfunction w...

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What does it mean when your battery light and airbag light comes on in your car?

the battery light means that your battery is being charged properly. so let it light.

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Why does the traction control light come on when accelerating?

Your vehicle is informing you of the TCS activation when you are exceeding the available friction limit of your tires. Essentially, you are accelerating too quickly for the conditions (or your tires) and wheel slip occurs - accelerate moderately or invest in better tires.

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What does it mean when your ABS light and traction control light comes on?

When your ABS light comes on, it is referring to the antilock braking system in the vehicle.Traction control doesn't always refer to ABS, however.This can also be a control platform for driving, wheel-speed sensors, and sometimes wires and sensors relating to traction.Things like this can cause t...

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When abs lights on have brakes when it goes out lose brakes why is this?

You probably have a bad wheel speed sensor sending bad signals to the ABS module. Remove the ABS fuse from the fuse/relay box until you can have it fixed.

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What does it mean when your air bag light comes on and the wheel starts clicking?

From description it sounds like clockspring failure.

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What does it mean when a circle with a exclamation point in it and circle with a p in it and the word brake come on when driving?

look in your owner's manual

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What does it mean when the brake lights stay on and will not go out?

It sounds like you have a faulty micro switch on the brake pedal.

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The securtiy lock light comes on your 1993 Buick lesabre and will not let you start the car when it is on how do you shut that off?

My 2003 Buick Century also did that today and I couldn't start my car. Apparently the key for the ignition has been damaged somehow and won't let the car start. Try using your extra key to see if that helps.

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Why does the dome light not come on is it light sensitive?

The year, make and model info would help.

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Why does your anti-lock brake light not go off?

There is a problem with the ABS. This is a repair for a professional.

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What does it mean when the low traction light comes on ponitiac Bonneville comes on?

It means one or more of the cars tire's has lost grip with the road and traction control is kicking in.

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Why does brake warning light come on sometimes on a 1990 xj6 jag?

check fluid level in brake master cylinder under hoodalso check your brake pads.if it comes on when you brake its pads or if it stays on when your cars on its the fluid.but it was doin both of these on my 92 xj6 and i checked both and it was not either.then i found that my wheel bearings were on ...

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Why does my 2003 silverado truck won't start Service brake booster warning comes on?

I had the same problem withj my 2003 Silverado - change the alternator..it worked for me.

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Why would battery light and brake light come on at same time?

The battery light will come on when the event that the battery is no longer being charged.The 'E' brake (parking brake) light comes on when the fluid is low in the master cylinder or there is a pressure difference in the brake system.Have the alternator checked and see if the battery cables are t...

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Why do brake lights stay on 2003 passat?

VW brake light switches are known to be faulty. I would have your dealer check your VIN number to see if there are any outstanding recalls for a brake light switch. Try pumping the brakes while the car is parked and see if they will go off..

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Anti lock brake light on?

A problem has been detected with the Anti-lock Brake System :It could be a bad fuse ( or in my case a fuse that was not installed all the way , still suspicious of how that could have happened )A sensor , or some other problem

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Why do brakes lights on 2003 Suburban come on by themselves after car has been shut off for hours?

You must have a faulty brake light switch...it connects to the brake pedal...if you look up to the top of your brake pedal, you will see a little "box" with a button that is released when the pedal is pushed down.They are cheap and easy to replace.

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Why would the oil light blink on and off when I'm stopped at a stop light but when in motion it doesn't come on at all?

Low oil pressure due to excessive engine wear (bearings) Defective oil pressure sending unit? Try a manual gauge to determine actual engine oil pressure Try a heavier engine oil i.e. 20W-50

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What does it mean when there is a red light saying brakes on the dash board?

it means either your emergency brake is on or your low on brake fluid

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Why does my door ajar alarm keep coming on and going off when my driver's door is locked?

why does my door ajar alarm keep coming on and off while driving my car.

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What does it mean when low coolant light comes on?

When you start the engine, the low coolant level light should come on for a second or two and then go out.If it doesn't go out, either the coolant level is too low or there is a problem with the sensor system.` The consequences of a low coolant level can include overheating and the destruction o...

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What does it mean when the battery light comes on in a 1988 Celebrity but the car starts and runs?

Alternator isn't charging enough soon batt will die from undercharging

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Why do the brake lights and top hitch light stay on while driving and even after the car is parked and the keys are removed?

This could be the result of a setting that you have accidentally changed. Try looking through the car manual to see the different light settings possible.

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What does it mean when EPC light comes on Audi?

Electronic Power Control (EPC) is a computerized ignition and engine management system.It is used by other systems on the car such as stability and cruise control.Any faults with the EPC will likely disable other functions on your vehicle so it is important to keep the system maintained and funct...

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How do you get the parking brake light to go off when the brake isn't on?

In most new cars the parking brake light is also activated when the linings of your brakes wear out.

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What does it mean when gearbox fault light comes on?

when gearbox fault light comes on, it means there is a problem with the gearbox. you need to take vehicle to a mechanic

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What does it mean when your security light comes on?

The security Warning Light is located on your instrument panel.When the security Warning Light is illuminated, that means that the theft-deterrent system may not be working properly.The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is running.

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What does it mean when overdrive light comes on?

All it means is that the overdrive in your car is off.If your overdrive light is flashing or blinking, you are not going to be able to correct the issue by pushing a button.It means that something is wrong with your car's transmission – perhaps the range or speed sensors, or the solenoid.

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Why does my airbag light keep coming on and off?

Every time you turn on the car, the computer in the vehicle checks the system.The light comes on for a few seconds and then goes off to show that it's working.If it remains on, then there's a problem with the system, and the airbag may not deploy in an accident.You'll need to reset the airbag lig...

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What does it mean when your temperature light comes on?

your car is over heating

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What does it mean when your theft light comes on?

It is a glitch. If the car wont start put the key in the ignition put it in accessory and wait till theft light goes out. Then restart car. We spent 1500 dollars on replacements then found this is a recall and a known problem that Chevy intends to do nothing about. We have a 2001 Chevy Malibu.

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What does it mean when check transmission light comes on?

There may be an issue with a transmission temperature sender if the light comes on, or flashes just before the vehicle has warmed up to temperature.High whining sounds coming from the engine when you are driving, or it is running, can indicate low transmission fluid levels or a soiled or plugged ...

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Why does my oil light come on when I stop?

Since the light comes on at low engine speeds and then shuts off, the oil pump is probably fine; if the pump were dying, you'd see low pressure at high engine speeds as well.The most likely culprit is the sensor that operates the light.If it does, you might be due for a new oil pump after all.

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Theres a clicking noise noise coming from under the console when the lights are turned on the head lights come on when the brakes are depressed?

very simple, if you have replaced a tail light globe or indicator or brake light globe... if you have replaced one of these lights or similar globes, check that the globe on the base has single blob of solder on the bottom of the metal end. for parker,indicator etc. if you have replaced a brake l...

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Why do brake lights come on with ignition and not work on pedal?

The brake light switch is either out of adjustment or defective.

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Why does my oil light keep coming on and off?

Low pressure means there either isn't enough oil in the system or the oil pump isn't circulating enough oil to keep the critical bearing and friction surfaces lubricated.If the light comes on while at speed, do your best to pull off the road quickly, turn the engine off, and investigate the probl...

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Why does my steering wheel lock when parked?

A common reason for your steering getting locked is that, while parking the car, you've engaged one of its safety features.This happens if you turn off the car and turn its wheels a bit right or left.As a result, one of the lock slots will get blocked and you'll have a stuck car.

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Why do abs and brake indicator lights come on on 2002 dodge ram 1500?

Bring to a shop that has an ABS scanner to determine the problem

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What does it mean when your brake light stays on?

The second most common reason for causing a brake light on your dash is if your brake fluid is low.There is a sensor that is inside the brake master cylinder that can tell when the fluid gets low.This sensor will illuminate the brake warning light to let the driver know that the brake system need...

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What does it mean when your brake lights stay on?

If your brake lights are staying on, it will drain your battery.The most likely cause for the brake lights staying on is the brake light switch sticking closed.You can disconnect the plug from the brake light switch at the brake light pedal to see if the lights turn off.

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What is wrong on a Chevy TrailBlazer 2003 that does not start all the time and the computer does not show that there is a problem and sometimes when I turn the key the dash lights come on. no starter.?

Could be battery, battery connections, starter, starter connections, neutral safety switch. I would check those in that order.

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What does it mean when your oil and battery light come on?

What does it mean when the oil light and battery light both come on and car dies.The Oil and Battery lights come on when the engine stalls because; the engine oil pressure drops to zero, and the battery is not being charged due to the engine not running.This is not an indication that the problem ...

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What does it mean when your car shakes and check engine light comes on?

Check engine light flashing car shaking is a clear sign of trouble.Vibration or shaking may be caused by misfires, poor fuel pressure, or faulty spark plugs.You should also know that a defective idle air control valve might make the engine idle drop significantly.

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What does it mean when your ABS and traction control light comes on?

When your ABS light comes on, it is referring to the antilock braking system in the vehicle.Traction control doesn't always refer to ABS, however.Typically when this happens, it signifies that the traction control system is off and isn't functioning as it should.

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Why does your handbrake indicator light come on when you accelerate in first and second gear?

This light is used for 2 different purposes.(1) If the brake fluid is low,this light will come on.(2) light will come on when you engage the parking brake.

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Why do the daylight lights come on or flash whean the car is parked?

3 possabilitys integrated alarm system day night sensor on dash neer windshield or disruption in CPU

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Why do the brakes lock on a lightly loaded truck with a particular brake pressure than a heavier one?

The brakes are designed to handle that truck at the loaded weight - when under that weight, a bit more finesse needs to be used when braking.

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Why does the brake light stay on?

Common reasons for this to happen: Bad Switch: One common reason for the Parking Brake light to stay on is a failing or failed switch.You may notice the light turning on or off when going around turns as the fluid level changes.Bad Level Sensor: Your master cylinder is equipped with a brake fluid...

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Why is your Parking light blinking when car is on and off?

This is probably caused by leaving your Hazard Lights on, but may also be an electrical short. Have it checked by an automotive electrical technician if you have tried to turn off the Hazard Lights switch and they still stay on

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Why does my car brake lights stay on even when Im not pressing the brakes?

you've got a faulty switch which is located above the brake pedal.. or a short circuit

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When you step on the brakes the light on the dash comes on The fluid is full and the pads and rotors are good?

In the XJ6 and earlier (don't know about later cars), there is a pressure sensor which indicates low fluid. When this sensor is bad, or there is air in the line near the sensor, the light will light up when you put your foot on the brakes. Fully bleed the brake system and re-test.

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