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Brake Light Warning

Post by Levon » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:12 pm

I recently replaced a burned out brake light in my 2001 V70 XC but I'm still getting a "check brake light" warning message when I step on the brakes.
Is there something I can do do turn off the message?

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Re: Brake Light Warning

Post by ignatz » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:47 pm

My 01 did the same, I took the bulb out and cleaned up the contact at the electrical connection. I forget, but I might have bent the contact back for a firmer connection.
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Re: Brake Light Warning

Post by chrism » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:08 am

That warning system can be very sensitive. Make sure you have matching bulbs, both brand and wattage, on both LH and RH sides of the car.

I like Hella brand and they can be purchased rather inexpensively from places like Summit Racing.

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Re: Brake Light Warning

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09 am

Buy two new ones and replace both.
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