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Dash brake light on.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Tifford, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 10:55 PM
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    Tifford

    Tifford [OP] New Member

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    About 500 feet from home the dash board brake light went on.

    Things to consider:
    -I live at the end of a 1/2 dirt road that can be rough at times.
    -Dash said it was 5° outside. I wonder if the cold had something to do with it.
    -The truck seemed to stop OK but then again I was only doing 5 to 10 miles per hour.
    -After stopping I put the truck in drive and the truck moved forward without a problem.
    -It might be a problem with the ebrake. The foot activated ebrake seemed loose. I can press down and set the brake, press it some more and release the brake but it seems to not come fully up.

    It's cold and dark so it will wait til tomorrow before I mess with it. Brakes were done within the past year.
    Fluid might be low, pads wearing, brake cable might have snagged on something, who knows.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    Tifford

    Tifford [OP] New Member

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    This morning the situation resolved itself. Brake light is off. I popped the hood but couldn't tell the level of the fluid since it must be almost clear. I'll have them check it next oil change.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    CNE0207

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    I’m thinking ABS sensor issue or low fluid or you might have some air in a brake line... also for your e brake? Check the bracket and cable going to the rear axle?
     

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