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CorsaSRi16v
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1st Mar 03 at 21:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone else had this problem?

If so why?


Also how do I go about getting it sorted?


Thanks Mark(CorsaSRi16v)
Dav
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Top up your brake fluid
CorsaSRi16v
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I don't think it's that as it's full.
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my old sxi does it as well mate fuck knows y, need ot find out though. my steering on its fucked enall, it turns to the left really easy but is a strugle to the right?? well weird..
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low brake pads then
if aint fluid but most likely the fluid
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how fast are u taking ur corners?

mite be ur pads like icy said
Corsadad
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Could be handbrake switch. Pull the wire from it and see if problem persists. If it goes away buy a new switch. If not get the system checked fully by mechanic. Remember - Brakes are quite handy things to work properly.
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i had that about a month ago and it was cos of a leaking brake cylinder
viera
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deffo brake pads/discs if fluid is ok, i had this.
Kris TD
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if it was pads it wouldnt just do it round corners. top up fluid.
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Fek, I have this ATM only when I go quick round right hand corners which is strange
I thought it must be a dodgy connection or somthing, but now I think i'll be checking my brake fluid etc. 2moz!
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i had it a wile ago too and i changed the h/brake cable. problem sorted!
viera
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quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
if it was pads it wouldnt just do it round corners. top up fluid.


nope, wrong.

If it is you pads it does do it round corners as this is exatly what mine did, and checked the pads and they were low, changed pads and hasn't hapened since, this is my theory as why it was my pads as just before corners you put the break on, thus pushing pads in, thus fluid in resevoir going down, thus light going on.

Trust me check the breaks.

[Edited on 02-03-2003 by viera]
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could be the fluid sloshing around on tight corners causing the light to come on,check level
CorsaSRi16v
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Hmm I don't know what it could be then as the brake fluid is full and I only had new shoes on the back about 2 months ago.
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what about new pads on the front???
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quote:
Originally posted by viera
what about new pads on the front???


Why would that effect the hand brake light coming on?


Anyway yes they are good as they are only about 2 months old as well.
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mine was low fluid get someone to press brakes while you check level to see if it drops
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quote:
Originally posted by viera
quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
if it was pads it wouldnt just do it round corners. top up fluid.


nope, wrong.

If it is you pads it does do it round corners as this is exatly what mine did, and checked the pads and they were low, changed pads and hasn't hapened since, this is my theory as why it was my pads as just before corners you put the break on, thus pushing pads in, thus fluid in resevoir going down, thus light going on.

Trust me check the breaks.

[Edited on 02-03-2003 by viera]


Thats Why
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it's low brake pads, happened on my corsa asoon as i changed them, light stopped comming off. the light comes on more easier the lower the brakes get.
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Dodgy switch on the handbrake?
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i had it when hammering round corners, brake fluid looked full, but still the light came on, so topped it up anyway and it went away.
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quote:
Originally posted by CorsaFoz
it's low brake pads, happened on my corsa asoon as i changed them, light stopped comming off. the light comes on more easier the lower the brakes get.


Because more fluid is being used. changing pads would increase the level of fluid.
viera
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this is the point i made.
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Well I just looked @ my fluid and you can't tell where the hell it is by looking thru the side, at the min and max lines.
But it does look a little low from what I can make out. I'll give it a top-up tomorrow and see how it goes.

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