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brake light reset and brake smell

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Old 01-09-2006, 02:03 PM
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I have two questions, hopefully very easy.
1st - replaced a caliper on our V70 yesterday, did the bleed and wasn't paying attention and screwed it up. The brake light came on. I redid the brake bleed and the brakes are fine now but the stupid light is still on. Is there a trick to reseting it or do I need to pony up $45 to have the dealer read the code and reset the light?

2nd - I am getting a burning brake smell off one of the brakes. Just replaced the caliper and it didn't go away. Time for new pads? (don't ask why I didn't do them all at the same time... long story).

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Old 01-09-2006, 08:53 PM
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Default RE: brake light reset and brake smell

Is the ABS light or BRAKE light on?

If you just installed new pads you might smell a little burning smell for a little while as the pads seat on the rotor.
 
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:33 AM
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It is the BRAKE light that is on. I tried the obvious of disconnecting the battery to get it to reset but to no avail. Suprise suprise.
I haven't actually replaced the pads yet. I tried to replace them however I found I was shipped the wrong pads when I tried to install the new pads.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:16 PM
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Most of the time the Brake light comes on because of low fluid. Or a bad sensor in the bottle.
 
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:44 AM
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I know exactly why it came on. I just need to know how to get it shut off. Do I need to go to the dealer or is there another way to get it to shut off?
 
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:25 PM
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What did you do to make it come on?

It should only come on when low on fluid. Then go off when the fluid is topped off.
 
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:59 PM
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I had replaced the caliper then bled the brakes. The first bleeding didn't feel right (but the brake light didn't come on) so I bled the brakes a second time.
That time, my wife was helping and she left her foot on the pedal when I tightened the bleeder valve which left a really bad feel in the brakes, then she started the car which fired the brake booster and set the brake light on.
I bled the brakes a third time and now the feel great but the light won't go out. I will have to check the fluid level but I believe there is enough in it.
Any thoughts? Thanks for you help so far.
Brian
 
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