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Old 08-10-2008, 09:17 PM   #11
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you beed e-brake fluid!!!!! no.. really i dunno i was makign a funny. was it funny?? no... ok i leave now
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:56 PM   #12
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If it does happen to be the button, I have a spare. It's yours for the cost of shipping. Well, the cost of shipping and a rep point for being so awesome, lol...
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:01 AM   #13
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hey hey now... who first suggested the switch?!? This guy! :D
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:43 PM   #14
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It also doesn't make sense to buy a litre of brake fluid to add a touch when you know you can't use it if it sits for more then a month or two.
Right. But it makes perfect sense to buy a pint.

Is it your position that it makes sense to start tearing the console out when there is the possibility a squirt of brake fluid will fix it? For all I know, you might be right- It might just be the switch. But tearing into the console before you've even tried the simplest of fixes is simply poor practice. Do the easy stuff first.
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What unit you buy it in depends solely on where you live ;) I hear what you are saying, but for me it costs me nothing to take the console apart and test the switch (besides about 30 minutes of time, including re-assembly). I would rather turn a wrench then buy fluid and waste most of it, both for cost and environmental reasons. I know, I know... how much is my time worth, but for me it is fun and enjoyable so that doesn't bug me at all. But to each their own.
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Have you thought of buying an erector set for yourself? LOL JUST KIDDING for Pete's sake! I do know what you mean...
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you dont have to tear the console apart. just pull the boot off the ebrake handle and you can see the switch. and common sense will tell you that a irradic light flashing in no particular sequence isnt the way the car is programmed to warn you about anything. i would use common sense and realize that a switch or sensor is malfunctioning causing the light to blink irregularly. not that the car needs brake fluid.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:00 AM   #18
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I'll check the e brake switch in the morning. I'll let u guys know what happens.

I gotta say, thanks for all the help everyone! I really appreciate all the advice from you guys!
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This thread is pretty funny..... trying to avoid adding brake fluid? Having worked at a dealer for a long time, maybe 95% of flashing brake warning light problems are fixed with a little brake fluid.

Sure taking the consul apart is easy and free....but you do risk breaking something, or scratching something, or losing something. Brake fluid is cheap.
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and common sense will tell you that a irradic light flashing in no particular sequence isnt the way the car is programmed to warn you about anything.
The switch is operated by a float. When the fluid gets to be "just so", any little vibration or bump or ripple in the surface of the fluid will cause it to make momentary contact. Unless you have a drastic leak, the light never goes from always off to always on- it always passes thru an extended period of flashing.
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