1997 Toyota Tacoma Brake Light

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#1

I have a 1997 toyota tacoma. The truck runs great. Last year I replaced the front calipers and breakpads. I drive the truck maybe 3,000 miles per year. The issue I have is that the brake light will not turn off. I checked the hand brake and it works fine. The switch on the handbrake is fine too. The really unusual thing is that randomly it will turn off. usually around 30-40MPH or when I have slammed on the brake. The brake fluid is fine. Is there a sensor in the rear on the rear pads that I may need to replace?


#2

Try cleaning the contacts in the brake fluid reservoir to see if that helps.


#3

Thanks. I tired and it did not work. I am wondering if it could be the an ABS sensor that is failining. Oh… Wow my picture was posted upside down. That wa smart.


#4

After looking at some data it appears there is a different warning light for the ABS system. Have you verified that the emergency brake switch is working ok using a test light, meter, or simply disconnecting it to see if the light will turn off?


#5

On my Camry, my brake light comes on with a burnt out bulb. Last time it was the rear window brake light was out.


#6

Thanks for all the comments. Well it turns out to have be way to simple. Cougar’s comments about the contacts got me thinking… Turns out my brake fluid level was 1/2 way between min and max. I filled it up to Max and the light went off… That simple. Thank you.


#7

Good deal. I assumed that the brake fluid level had already been checked for that issue since you said it was fine.