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Parking brake light come on while accelerating

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01 Feb 2018 20:19 #189042 by florinelu07
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Hi,

My Jimny started recently to light up the hand brake light while accelerating.
It lights up mostly while strongly accelerating in 1st and 2nd gear and it remains lit until 3000rpm.

Check the brake fluid container, no leaks and added some braje fluid to reach the maximum level.
Checked the hand brake play, even when wiggling the lever, the light doesn't come up. Same with the wire loom from the recipient of brake fluid..

No succes...

I suspect a loose wire - any suggestions?

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02 Feb 2018 21:14 #189052 by Busta
Busta replied the topic: Parking brake light come on while accelerating
There is a common fault with the ignition barrel on older cars that causes the parking light to stay on. Turning the key back slightly after starting the car stops it. See if this works for you. I don't know of a permanent fix other than changing the barrel.

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03 Feb 2018 05:18 #189063 by Lambert
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I think this is one of the lost threads, i seems to have a recollection there was something to do with the metal tube under the hand brake console caused the problem.

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05 Feb 2018 14:31 #189113 by florinelu07
florinelu07 replied the topic: Parking brake light come on while accelerating
Hi everyone

I've posted the finding last Friday, but the posts are missing, therefore I re-post the solution...

10mm metal stud/foreign metal part was captive in the handbrake console, near the hand brake switch.
When accelerating, it was barely moving but sufficient to create the issue. I've removed it and now everything works just fine.

Mugshot :)

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05 Feb 2018 14:36 #189114 by Daniel30
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Well done

Easy fix

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06 Feb 2018 06:34 #189130 by florinelu07
florinelu07 replied the topic: Parking brake light come on while accelerating
I was a bit worried since the manual indicated ABS and/or brake system failure (best case is that brake fluid is low into the pump reservoir)

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06 Feb 2018 08:47 - 06 Feb 2018 08:58 #189131 by yakuza
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florinelu07 wrote: Hi everyone

I've posted the finding last Friday, but the posts are missing, therefore I re-post the solution...

10mm metal stud/foreign metal part was captive in the handbrake console, near the hand brake switch.
When accelerating, it was barely moving but sufficient to create the issue. I've removed it and now everything works just fine.

Mugshot :)


haha! i posted a tip on allmost excactly this but with a coin as the culprit.
That was one of the lost posts i guess.. Too bad, i could have impressed but now i only look stupid :)

My brake light stays on and on and on by the way.
Checked everything, ingition lock, brake fluid switch, handbrake switch, but still shines bright.

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06 Feb 2018 09:07 #189132 by florinelu07
florinelu07 replied the topic: Parking brake light come on while accelerating
I saw your post on friday and replied, but there were some issued with the forum and some posts were deleted over the weekend.

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