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Rosco



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Brake Warning Light

Hope someone can shed some light on an issue I've had develop and hopefully its nothing major/overly complicated.

The last couple of mornings the brake warning light has come on intermittently on the 110, but only when the engine/box are still cold and is more pronounced/frequent when going down hill.

I've checked the brake fluid level and all looks good there, and double triple checked the handbrake lever is fully down.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
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LandRoverAnorak



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On the face of it, a low fluid level is the only thing that would give the symptoms you describe. If the fluid level is good though, perhaps the indicator is sticking? 

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Post #704482 1st May 2018 8:27am
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blackwolf



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You need to keep the fluid level slightly above the max mark to stop this happening, it is a well-known "feature" of late Defenders.

Post #704518 1st May 2018 11:21am
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hank



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Fluid level may look ok but try topping it up. I had this issue for months, tried everything and it turned out that topping up my fluid to just over the max mark solved it

see my response 14/07/2017 here http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic55679.html

Post #704525 1st May 2018 12:16pm
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Rosco



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Thanks all. I'll get that topped up then Thumbs Up 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

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custom90steve



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As Blackwolf and others mention. I've had it, and topping right up did indeed cure it. Thumbs Up Watts รท Volts = Amps.
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agentmulder



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Did this myself not one week ago.

Keep in mind that the fluid that used to fill up the top of the reservoir got low as it was making up the distance that your newer brake pads and disks used to...

I hope that made sense Laughing

Wouldn't hurt to have a look at them one day soon. Solved the bowel problem, working on the consonants...

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Rosco



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Finally got round to topping up the fluid today and can confirm its cured the problem. Thanks for the advice all Thumbs Up

Agentmulder, your right, I need to check condition of the pads 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

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dgardel



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Re: Brake Warning Light

Rosco wrote:
Hope someone can shed some light on an issue I've had develop and hopefully its nothing major/overly complicated.

The last couple of mornings the brake warning light has come on intermittently on the 110, but only when the engine/box are still cold and is more pronounced/frequent when going down hill.

I've checked the brake fluid level and all looks good there, and double triple checked the handbrake lever is fully down.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance


When the fluid goes down, it may happen that in certain situations the warning light turns on.
I would not top up, if anything I would check the state of wear of the brake pads, especially the front wheels.

If you top up, when you change the pads with the new ones the level of the pan will rise too much.

As Agentmulder wrote....

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Post #707837 18th May 2018 6:22am
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DonH2000



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Glad I am on this forum! My brake warning light has just started to flicker, so checked the pads and the fluid level (just a tad below the Max mark). Will be topping it up when I get to my local auto-factor! Cheers Don.

Post #708333 21st May 2018 11:44am
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DonH2000



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I have checked the pads and they have plenty of life in them so I topped up the reservoir and the light has stopped flickering. Cheers Don.

Post #711261 7th Jun 2018 4:58pm
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