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    Brakes warning light on.

    2000 PRADO, Just changed my back brake pads,bled the whole system, took it for a test run.the brake system warning light is on and the brakes are spungy and the peddle sinks to the floor.Followed the gregorys to the letter.Does my prado have ABS? Any advise welcome,Im stuck on the farm without a car.

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    brakes warning light on.

    Big Al here.Please dont reply to BRAKES WARNING LIGHT ON ,I have corrected the problem.Hand brake needed adjustment to cancel its indecator light.

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    Doh!!
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    Usually its the other way round......whys my hand brake light comming on?

    ---Solution - Check you brake fluid level.....same light used for two similar but different purposes.

    1. Hand Brake on
    2. Brake fluid low
    Richard
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    Thanks Stormy, I'd been wondering what was up with mine since i bled my rear brakes.
    The handbrake light was on and i thought it must probly be the handbrake switch is r.s.
    But after reading this thread i re-checked the fluid level, topped it up, and hey presto........ no more annoying light!
    Trap for young players - it's the newest vehicle i've owned so all these warning gadgets are a spinout at times!
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    Yes whilst it has never happened to me yet, a few have posted the issue before & for some reason it stuck in my head. Recently I had a mate with a 90 series doing the same thing, but only that the light would come on under heavy breaking. Sure enough the fluid was marginally low.

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    Re: Brakes warning light on.

    Similar thing also happened to me. When accelerating hard, brake warning light would flash on momentarily. Also happened when climbing steep hills. Brake fluid was near but not below low mark. It appears that the sensor was becoming uncovered during climbing/ accelerating. Topped up fluid, no more warning light. Wish all problems were that easy to fix.
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    Re: Brakes warning light on.

    This sometimes has happened to me as the brake pads wear. It normally occurs as I change from 1st to 2nd. Sure enough, it is marginally low brake fluid.
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    yep had the same on mine when I hit the brakes or steep inclines would come on for a second then go off. topped up the fluid and light was gone. doesn't need to be at the low mark for it to happen I just make sure to keep it at the full mark and all is good.
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