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99 lanos 1.5 intermittent hand brake light

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99 lanos 1.5 intermittent hand brake light

Postby headly » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:13 am

Hi all,

Its been a while but Im hoping someone can help.

My trusty '99 1.5 woo (220k km on the clock) has an intermittent hand brake light issue, though lately its on most of the time in forward gears only. Its not a solid on or off state, more that it 'stutters'. Im not feeling any degradation in braking and I have only recently replaced rotors, pads and fluid (it was also doing it before this).

Im thinking its one of two things:

1. Loose contact somewhere, or

2. Possible alternator issue.

The alternator Im just drawing from past experience (nissan), where I had the battery and brake light come on (this was the signal that the alternator had died).

If anyone has had the same or can offer up where to look, tap, tighten, replace, would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, theres nothing noticable, just an annoying light on the dash.

Thanks
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Re: 99 lanos 1.5 intermittent hand brake light

Postby benzino » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:18 am

in the lanos, low brake fluid also triggers the light...

maybe that sensor is going bad or the handbrake sensor is sticking

the alternator has a separate light

the low brake fluid sensor is on the master cylinder cap

I believe the handbrake sensor is in the centre console where the handbrake lever is
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Re: 99 lanos 1.5 intermittent hand brake light

Postby headly » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:10 am

coool thanks dude, ill check them all out soon, hoping its just a crappy contact, not sure how im gonna go if its a sensor :/ had enough trouble trying to get a caliper set (not too many wreckers will ship to canberra).
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Re: 99 lanos 1.5 intermittent hand brake light

Postby benzino » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:22 am

you should have asked on here! i have a set and have been in canberra twice in the past month!
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