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1999 Honda Accord Question: Brake lamp light comes on and off

 

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Visitor, 3.0L V6, La Puente, CA, January 14, 2011, 21:04

It started 7 days ago.I checked all the light bulbs and they are all working. Brake fluid level is also ok. It usually happens first thing in the morning when I press the brake pedal ,later in the day it goes off.I haven't replaced the brake pads in a long time. Could it be the reason of the problem?

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    DaveJHM January 14, 2011, 21:46
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    The red brake warning light comes on for only a few reasons.
    One: Parking brake still on
    Two: Low fluid level in the master cylinder
    Three: Excessive brake pedal travel - goes too low.

    Brake concerns like this are potentially serious, so it would really be advisable to get it inspected as soon as reasonably possible.

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    kisser7, January 14, 2011, 22:01
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    Thanks for answering. Just want to say that it is not the " BRAKE " light for the parking brake what comes on ,but the " BRAKE LAMP " light placed in the trunk. Is there a difference?

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    DaveJHM, January 15, 2011, 00:07
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    Oh! My mistake.

    I would say there is still a bulb out. It's possible that you have a single filament of a dual filament bulb that is burned out. Turn your headlights on and check the brake lights then - before and after having someone put their foot on the brake for you. I think you'll see there's a light out.

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