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Old 12-11-2010, 10:59 AM
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Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

Hey everyone,

As soon as the weather gets cold, the red brake light turns on (intermittently) on my dash board as I'm driving. I've been told by my Honda dealership that this means that the brake pads need to be replaced. But is this in fact the case?

The same thing has been happening for the last 3 winters - so to me this seems weather related. Could it be a sensor that's gone bad? Is this something that I could replace myself?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

Took me all of 2 seconds to go back to the 5th Gen page and copy the link to this sticky....

the last "brake (or break) light stays on" thread
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

just add some brake fluid
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

I spent about 15 minutes looking on the forum and didn't find this so I posted a new thread :)

Thanks very much for the quick responses!
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

New master cylinder cap should fix it. I have had a few hondas through the shop do this. New cap fixed it, about $25 from the dealer. Clean the screen that sits down in the reservoir while your at it.
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

I had this problem during the summer, I just added some fluid and it hasn't been back on since.
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Just ignore it. It goes on and off randomly for me, too...
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

mine did the same thing as soon as it started to get colder. but since its been 30 and below for the past month its been off. doubt thats much help but maybe yours will do the same
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^ Same here, when it's like, 7 degrees out it does this.
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just add some brake fluid
That is usually the case. Ad some brake fluid, you are probably just shy of the sensor when it's cold.
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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

I have a 2001 Lude that has the same thing. Brake light is blinking only when it
s cold/wet in the morning. But one thing I noticed is that the radio/mp3/ CD player/ phone charger (connecting to cigarette lighter) doesn't not response well at all.

I try to trouble shoot with the cable, CD player itself, but I am afraid this is all one system with one problem. Please advice! When I first got my car, the dealer fixed cruise control like magic.... I am hoping this can be just as easy as a sensitivity problem.

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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

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I have a 2001 Lude that has the same thing. Brake light is blinking only when it
s cold/wet in the morning. But one thing I noticed is that the radio/mp3/ CD player/ phone charger (connecting to cigarette lighter) doesn't not response well at all.

I try to trouble shoot with the cable, CD player itself, but I am afraid this is all one system with one problem. Please advice! When I first got my car, the dealer fixed cruise control like magic.... I am hoping this can be just as easy as a sensitivity problem.

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Re: Parking brake light comes on when it gets cold

Well it's not winter anymore so check your brake fluid like the others said. My Prelude kept the parking light on during winter in the mornings. Weird.
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