HANDBRAKE LIGHT

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 08:56
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CAN ANYBODY HELP PLS I HAVE A 1991 NISSAN PATROL GQ AND THE HANDBRAKE LIGHT WONT GO OFF ON THE DASH SOMETIMES WHEN THE STEERING GO LEFT IT COMES OFF AND THEN BACK ON AGAIN
PLS HELP
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:07

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:07
Sounds like an electrical problem with maybe a broken wire shorting out.. Probably a 10 min job for an auto elec, or could be a 12 hour job for me or you..

The brake is releasing?

They are a good thing the GQ Tailshaft handbrake. Just rebuilding a mates one at the moment, parts are cheaper than I expected even from Nissan!
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:18

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:18
THANKS TRUCKSTER I THINK YOUR RIGHT 12 HOUR JOB FOR ME
HAND BRAKE IS RELEASING CAR SEEMS TO GO OK AND NO SMELL OF BURNING RUBBER THANKS AGAIN
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Reply By: simon - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:57

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:57
Hi Robert

Sounds like the micro swich at the bottom of the handbrake lever is stuffed ( broken spring) when the hand brake is applied it turns this swich on if the swith has a broken spring it will not return to the off position when the hand brake is released.
Should be easy for you to repair, remove the center console and have a quick look will save you $$$ at a auto elec.
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Reply By: ROBERT - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:26

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:26
THANKS SIMON WILL GIVE THAT A GO TONIGHT
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Reply By: mr fixit - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:28

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:28
Are you shure its the hand brake lamp ?
Its probly low on brake fluid. . . .brake symbol on dash comes on and people get confused that its the hand brake lamp.

Top-up the fluid . . . will most probley *fix your problem*

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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:50

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:50
THANKS MR FIX IT BUT HAVE CHECKED THE BRAKE FLUID AND THATS OK THANKS FOR THE INFO IT WAS A GOOD POINT
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Reply By: diamond - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 13:29

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 13:29
probly not much help to you but just recently our light was staying on tried everything to fix it except auto elec .then one day out of the blue it stopped staying on and is good as gold now
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Reply By: Member - Glenn- Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 13:42

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 13:42
Robert,

Don't know if this helps, but I sometimes get the same issue in my 80 series Cruiser and all it is is the float that sits in the brake fluid sometimes gets caught which for some reasons causes the light to stay on.Australia rocks!
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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:19

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:19
Robert.
Its dead easy to tell if its the switch or the float just unplug them one at a time. Eric
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