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?
Brake lamp light comes on and off on 1999 Honda Accord
by Visitor in La Puente, CA on January 14, 2011
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by DaveJHM on January 14, 2011
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.
COMMENT by kisser7 on January 14, 2011
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?
COMMENT by DaveJHM on January 15, 2011
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.