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My handbrake light switch on dash stays on when handbrake is released. But not all of the time. Sometimes when l let off brake the light goes out. Is there a switch on the handbrake mechanism? The handbrake is working normally and works fine. Checked fluid level and all pads have plenty of meat on them. I did replace handbrake shoes a while ago so they should be fine.
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Which vehicle are you asking about? This is posted in Gen 2, but your signature indicates you have an NW.
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Sorry its my old 1999 nl
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Could be this switch.

By coincidence I have the centre console removed ATM.


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Have you checked your brake fluid level. The light also doubles as low fluid warning and only needs a small amount of fluid to be down to activate it.
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Have you checked your brake fluid level. The light also doubles as low fluid warning and only needs a small amount of fluid to be down to activate it.
This. The reservoir can stain so that it looks full when it's not, and the switch can stick. Be 100% certain the reservoir is full and the switch operating properly before you waste too much time on the handbrake lever.
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The fluid was down only slightly it must have been on the edge of level to activate the switch. Hence sometimes light would not come on sometimes. I put only a tiny amount of oil in and light has gone out. Thanks for help.
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I would also check your brake pads.... brake fluid does not dissapear unless you have a leak.... if you are low its often a sign of worn pads
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Yes I will replace my pads. Even though they still have plenty of meat on them. I also have the dreaded flashing 4wd light problem. I have greased the actuator shaft. But still flashing next step to replace vacuum hoses.
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Glad to help bud.
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