romaswind wrote:No all the lights come on but the light that I am talking about is the emergency brake light. I have not replaced the brakes or pads yet. I am trying to find out if this will fix the problem or if it may be something else. The yellow arrow button flashes at me also.
It sounds like you may have several issues.
Dashboard lights – do they always come on when you start and do they stay on? Do they go out when the ride becomes normal? Does it happen every time? Some ignition cylinders can show their age by doing some goofy things, one of them being that the dash lights are on. Wiggle the key and see if they go out.
The emergency brake light (which is red and labeled ‘Parking Brake’ on my ’97) is separate from the ABS system. Do you use the e-brake at all? If you do, I would think the cable is a bit rusty and sticks when you release the handle – although I’m not sure how the light switch is setup so I could be way off. If you happen to drive around with the light on, take a minute and give the rear tires a sniff for excessive pad wear. The e-brake pads are separate from the regular pads so you won’t see them until you pull the rotors off, but if you should be able to smell them if they’re engaged. If they are, get it fixed ASAP. If not, it may be the switch is gummed up and needs to be cleaned.
On mine, the ABS and TRACS lights (both of them are orange) went on at the same time (which is very common) but never the ABS and Parking Brake lights. Now, the separate BRAKE light (which is red) indicates low brake fluid, so you’ll want to make sure it’s topped off ASAP - but not too much if your pads are real thin, because you’d probably have to remove some fluid AFTER you do the brake job. Make sure it’s just above the MIN line on the reservoir for now (and keep an eye on it) until the brakes are done.
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