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Old 19 Nov 2009, 09:45 pm
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2002 5sp. 80k miles. The parking brake light on the dash comes on especially under acceleration and especially when going up hill. Any suggestions?

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Old 19 Nov 2009, 10:02 pm
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Check the brake reservoir under the hood. I believe your brake fluid is low.

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Default Re: Brake light comes on when accelerating

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Check the brake reservoir under the hood. I believe your brake fluid is low.

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Old 20 Nov 2009, 02:26 am
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And it's low because........

The front pads are probably gone!

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And it's low because........

The front pads are probably gone!

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Yup. You have some time before they're totally gone, but plan on front pads now.

Oh, and if you do add brake fluid, don't fill - because when new pads go in and pistons are pushed in, the brake fluid will overflow. You can just put in new pads and you won't need to buy brake fluid.
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 06:44 am
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Do the pads have sensor that starts to squeal when they are done or do I have to do a visual inspection?
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 07:07 am
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They have clips that will "chirp" when the pads get low. Go ahead and add fluid to the reservoir, that will keep the light from coming on.
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 12:22 pm
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Sounds good. I will give it a try.
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 02:30 pm
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if I gun my PT off the line my parking brake light on the dash beeps and lights up only for a second than disappears...my parking brake is off.....is this because I need new brakes....my mechanic told me I will need front and rear brakes in the spring after its parked for the winter....is this why the light flashes and beeps when i accelerate fast from a standstill?
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Old 21 Nov 2009, 03:00 pm
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Could be!! Check it out as you may be low on fluid.
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