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Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby rik007 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi, the handbrake light on my SWB 2.0l Mk3 Transit stays on all the time. Can anyone tell me where the switch is? I guess its just got stuck on, as I dont think there are any clever braking electronics on this van?

Many thanks,

Rich.
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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby Altransit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Are you sure :?: I've never had a transit with a handbrake warning light :?
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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby Jim Archer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Check the brake fluid level.

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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby AlanN » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Didnt have one on the MK3 that Ive ever seen, can only be fluid level or faulty float switch
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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby rik007 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:09 am

Doh .... what a complete idot I am!

Yes you are quite correct... its the mater cylinder fluid level which has gone down. :-(

I feel so ashamed of myself, what a plonker. Where on earth I go the hand brake issue from I've no idea.

Only thing now is that there will be a fluid leak some where and I'll bet its one of the rear cylinders ... grrr.

Thanks chaps,

Rich. :oops:
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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby Motley » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:13 am

Just pop underneath the back end and see if the is any dampness on the brake backplates, if there is you have a leaking slave cylinder :shock:
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Re: Mk3 Handbrake Light - on all the time

Postby rik007 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:30 pm

Yup, did that at at lunch time. Sure enough, the back driver side cylinder is leaking fluid. Have ordered a new cylinder. Just got to face the joy of bleeding the brakes!

Cheers for all the help.

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