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Handbrake lights stays on!
Published by verojie1234
08-27-2014
Handbrake lights stays on!

Hi guys, new to the forum, need help with my e90

bought the car like this but the handbrake light always stays on, regardless of whether it is up or down, how can i know what the problem is? some people have told me it could be the cable but how can i check that?

thanks guys
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By mump on 08-27-2014, 07:49 PM
U probably need new brake pads. That light will also turn on when the brake pad sensor is tripped.
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By verojie1234 on 08-27-2014, 07:56 PM
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thanks will try that
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By MontegoChris on 08-28-2014, 12:23 AM
could also be a bad switch on the brake handle. There is typically a sensor that when the brake is released the switch is then released. Perhaps yours is somehow not functioning right.
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By Efthreeoh on 08-28-2014, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mump View Post
U probably need new brake pads. That light will also turn on when the brake pad sensor is tripped.
This.

OP go through the CBS menu system and see what the car says about remaining pad life. Are you getting a red-car-on-lift symbol when you start the car? If so, then one of the axles (or both) need new brakes.
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By verojie1234 on 09-02-2014, 09:00 AM
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No i do not get the lifted car symbol which some people have talked about, is it simply the handbrake light staying on, am changing discs pads and sensors so will let you all know how it goes
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By deeLow on 09-03-2014, 03:04 PM
Fluid could be low as well
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By DarkNemesis on 09-09-2014, 03:33 AM
Did anyone open your center console lately... May have bend the parking brake connector.
It is very easy to bend.
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