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Handbrake Warning Light

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i have a 99 rav and recentley, upon de-celeration and about to change gear, the handbrake warning light comes on for second or two. Any thoughts ? Thanks.

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Hi, It's worth checking the brake fluid level as a first step, I seem to recall that the warning light doubles up as a general brake warning light, hence the fluid in the reservoir moving under braking, acceleration or due to the angle of the car changing will put the light on if it's low. If this is the case and the fluid is suddenly very low it might be worth investigating why it's so low ?

If all proves to be ok with the fluid level a faulty or loose switch at the base ot the handbrake lever is another possibility. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the advice denshaw, will inspect tomorrow.

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