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Author new brakes/pads fitted, brake fluid topped up...........hand brake light stil comin on round corners
Icy
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Registered: 31st Jan 01
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14th Aug 03 at 02:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote


cheers
Icy
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14th Aug 03 at 02:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh yeh started to come on las week
so topped up my fluid
stil did it so thought it be my brakes which r pretty worn n warped

got new ones fitted today but stil happenin
kerzo
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14th Aug 03 at 02:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

maybe something to do with the brake lines or the handbrake cable?
greycorsa
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have u taken handbrake off?
3CorsaMeal
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u sure ur brakes cylinders aren't leaking?
matt_jonesuk
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when i first got my car the light was always on lol had no rear brakes.
Bart
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hey ICY! mine just started doing exactly the same! about 8/9 days ago it started. it is wierd but i aint too worried about it.
Juni0r
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Funny mine did the same till some Tw*t in a Calibre asre raped my car!! got boack form body shop and it anit happened again!!
M2RTY
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14th Aug 03 at 10:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

first off id top fluid up

then id try switch on handbrake

wont have out 2 do with disks or pads as they dont have a sensor on them
Born_corsa02
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14th Aug 03 at 10:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try the rear drums its more than likely a slave cylinder leakin
jmucorsasport
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Have u tried gettin the handbrake cable tightened mite not be the solution but just a thought
Born_corsa02
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Yea when my handbrake cable snapped it was cummin on wen i pulled away as the handbrake would just lift up when i accelerated but that light is also the brake warning light so i reckon u have a leak some where
MyK3
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14th Aug 03 at 11:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you sure your not doing hand break turns when you do these corners?
Blazer
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14th Aug 03 at 12:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mines doing this at the moment too.
miles
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If this set up is the same as a nova, probably is then the handbrake light is there purely to tell you the handbrake light is on, no warning light, just an advice. The only thing that governs this light is the switch on the handbrake.

On a nova this switch would be 100% defo the problem, unless there is a wiring fault between the dash and the switch.
Adam-D
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have u changed the switch just a thought it may be worn?
Icy
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my front shocks r leakin wud that affect it?
think a rear shock is fecked coz car is leanin on the driver side rear
il ask the mechanic tm when am gettin wishbone changed
Icy
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14th Aug 03 at 23:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok handbrake light doesnt come on when u pull it up
so what does that mean then?
mav
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14th Aug 03 at 23:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Switch is knackered...

And my corsa has brake sensors i'm sure on the front marv...
Icy
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how or wot do i do to change it
miles
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15th Aug 03 at 08:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pull the carpet up around the base of the handbrake lever, there should be a single wire going to the switch which is attached to the handbrake to sense its movement.
Icy
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15th Aug 03 at 09:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iv told the mechanic
if its stil the same il take a look myself
cheers
Munchie
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did u get this sorted lad? was it just a switch then?

 
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