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This is a discussion on Random: "brake" light... within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; OK. lemme preface this by saying i recently disabled my DRLs via the connector behind the glovebox and by taking ...

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    Random: "brake" light...

    OK. lemme preface this by saying i recently disabled my DRLs via the connector behind the glovebox and by taking out the ballast thing in the engine by. Anyway, driving home tonight i noticed that the "brake" light for the e-brake remained dimly lit even after i had put down the e-brake. It lights up to the normal briteness when i pull the e-brake up, it just remains very dimly lit all the time. It goes out though when i cut the car off. I'm just a little confused here about what's going on. I had an MX-3 previously that did this during a motor swap but it went away after everything was connected.
    thanx in advance for any replies.

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    Check your brake fluid level (never hurts). Check that the warning circuit switch seems OK. Then re-connect the DRLs and see what effect, if any, that has.
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    to help eliminate some possibilities, I disconnected my DRL's from the plug behind the glovebox but not the one in the engine bay cause i heard if you disconnect it, it can build up dirt and grime. I have no problems whats so ever. I suggest plugging the one in the engine bay back up and see if it helps at all.. good luck

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    The DRL module behind the dash is connected to the parking brakes. The module can tell if the parking brake is up or down and turns on the DRLs accordingly. When you removed it, you broke the circuit. Mine did the same thing.

    The solution is to replace the module and cut the dark green wire on the harness to get rid of the DRLs. No more DRLs, no more "brake" light. Problem solved
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