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Old 01-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Lightbulb brake light

Hey all... Im new here and looking for help.... I just bought a 2003 ford focus ... base model 4 door... the brake light in the dash ...the red one... not ABS.... is flashing on and off.. fluif level fine... can someone help shed some light on this for me as to why????


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Old 01-27-2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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Is it flashing repeateadlly or just coming on and off every now and then while driving around.
Usually the only reason the brake light comes is if the e-brake is on or the brake fluid level is low.
Double check the fluid level.
The float in the master cyclinder cap may be bad an sinking down, just thought of that one but that would prob. leave the light on constantly.
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its almost like a code ......i know that sounds stupid...... but it will come on flash fast then slow then turn off..... then do it all over again....???? fluid levels are good.... maybe the float ill check in the am..... thanks any other thoughts would be great....
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Mine did that when my level was low from a leaky master cylinder.
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theres usually two things that'll set that light off....the switch on the e-brake handle and the float in the reservoir...

is it flashing at a constant speed always or intermittent?
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