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Parking break light not coming on so top will not operate

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Old 07-05-2019, 09:02 AM
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I have a 2004 c70.. when I apply the emergency/parking break to put the top down the indicator light does not come on for the break.. I have to be very slow in raising the lever to just the right spot .. than it will light.. than I can activate top. I am afraid to put the top down until I fix the issue any ideas? Thks
 
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:19 AM
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on most cars, the parking brake light is activated by the postion of the handle, not by the actuation of the e-brakes themselves. Sounds like you may need a simple adjustment of either the cables going into the handle or the position sensor switch itself. Its also posible the switch itself may need replacing.
 
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mt6127 View Post
on most cars, the parking brake light is activated by the postion of the handle, not by the actuation of the e-brakes themselves. Sounds like you may need a simple adjustment of either the cables going into the handle or the position sensor switch itself. Its also posible the switch itself may need replacing.
Thank you, exactly the response I was looking for.. I have a good independent mechanic.. my son.. but it nice to be able to give him a clue what’s wrong! Thks for the prompt reply!!
 
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