Handbrake Switch

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Handbrake Switch

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Hello all,

My handbrake light is on permanently so i am thinking it is the switch can someone tell me where the switch is?

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Pretty sure it's adjacent to the hand brake under the central tunnel trim.

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Just gave the same answer in the other thread!

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Re: Handbrake Switch

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Or the fluid is low :wink: :wink:

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Hey Guys,

Well i have pulled up the centre console of the lotus and there is a switch under the handbrake that which when the handbrake is down it hits the switch so i take it that is the one. So what i did was disconnected the switch and connected a wire between the connectors to see if the light goes out and it didn't so it doesnt seem to be the switch :?: i am now scratching my head to figure out what the issue is with keeping the handbrake light on.

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Shorting the wires is same as making the switch. The circuit works by grounding the supply to put the light on. As mentioned go to low level fluid switch next disconnect that and both earth paths are removed. Light should be out. If on you have a parallel path to earth.

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:33
Shorting the wires is same as making the switch. The circuit works by grounding the supply to put the light on. As mentioned go to low level fluid switch next disconnect that and both earth paths are removed. Light should be out. If on you have a parallel path to earth.
Thanks buddy i have no idea where this is lol.
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The fluid reservoir cap has a float in it . There should be 2 wires off it.

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Should this all be in one thread, not two - I keep having deja-vu!

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Should this all be in one thread, not two - I keep having deja-vu!
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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