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#1 danni

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

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I am hoping you can help me, I have a P reg ford fiesta that has only done 63,000 miles but there is 1 problem. The hand brake light is always on in the car even when the hand brake is released but apart from this it is perfect mechanically. Can you advise what this is or how much it will cost to repair? I have read that this could be brake circuit fault Help!

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#2 vamp2k05

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:57 AM

check the sensor near the handbrake its most proboaly that just remove the protective cover that is around the hand brake it should be near the main cable i think

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

check the sensor near the handbrake its most proboaly that just remove the protective cover that is around the hand brake it should be near the main cable i think


yep i'd go along with that :)

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:36 PM

may be a silly suggestion but have you checked your brake fluid
as i think the handbrake light comes on when the fluid is low

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:15 PM

thanks I'll check both of them out :-)

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:02 PM

I've even known this to happen when the brake linings are getting low. Are there wear sensors on your pads??

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:17 PM

I've even known this to happen when the brake linings are getting low. Are there wear sensors on your pads??


Thanks for your response everone you have been very helpful. It was the sensor and this has now been sorted :-)

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