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Old 27 Mar 2002, 09:16 pm
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Default E-Brake

I installed a injen cool air intake and for some reason whenever i step on it my ebrake lite comes on. Does anyone know about this.

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Old 27 Mar 2002, 10:51 pm
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I installed the injen on mine and don't have that problem. Its possible your E-brake lever is not going down all the way. Its just a little switch that activates the light when pressed on by your lever. It shouldn't be anywhere near your intake.

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Old 28 Mar 2002, 04:24 am
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You are low on brake fluid. Now that you got your new intake, your car has a bit more pickup. This causes the brake fluid in the reservoir to surge back and tells the sensor that you are low on fluid, therefore triggering the light to go on. Top off your fluids and you'll be fine.
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Old 01 Apr 2002, 06:35 pm
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Iggman stated the most probable cause for your flashing brake light during acceleration but keep something else in mind. When you check your brake fluid, if it's low, where did it go? Barring leaks, your brake pads and/or shoes, if you have rear drum brakes, are probably getting low. There have been quite a few entries on the forums where people have complained that their pads have worn down to the point of ruining the rotors with no previous sounds or warnings.....until the metal to metal grinding. Since you're noticing the flashing brake light, it's probably past time to check your brakes, and be sure to check all of them. At times, the actuator in only one of the wheels may stick and cause premature wear from the pads dragging on the rotor. If the pads are 1/8 inch thick or less, replace them.

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Old 20 Jan 2004, 11:19 am
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I was having a similar problem, brake light flashes on during acceleration, so I did a search of the forums here. Thank you all for shedding some light on this issue.

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Old 20 Jan 2004, 11:58 am
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Mel, welcome to the forum and thanks for the good advice.

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Old 20 Jan 2004, 08:38 pm
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welcome mel, good info!!
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 09:40 pm
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Mel, [^] Welcome to the forum. You give good info!!!
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Old 21 Jan 2004, 12:40 am
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welcome mel
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Old 21 Jan 2004, 01:10 pm
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Welcome to the forum Mel,
Thank you thank you.
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