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Old 10-15-2015, 11:25 AM
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E Brake Light/Beeping

I have a 2007 2 door JK Soft Top stock, it only has 50K miles on it. I have had it for just a little over a year. I noticed about 6 months ago that when the temperature outside is cooler, as I am driving the E-brake light comes on and beeps at me...Honestly scared the crap out of me the first few times, but now I have gotten use to it as it does it ALL THE TIME no mater the temperature. It will come on while I am driving (not using the break, foot on the gas going anywhere from 5 mph to 70 mph), and also while I am sitting still. When this first started to happen, my instinct was to check the e-brake to make sure it was all the way down. I would wait until I was stopped, pull the e-brake up and put it back down, that use to fix it. Now....Nothing...It will come on and stay on for a few mins., go off then come right back on. HELP!!! Some have suggested that the tension needs to be tightened, or there is a bad sensor. I would rather hear advise from others that may have had this issue and fixed it. TIA!!

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If the light is steady on then that's the light for the braking system. If it flashes on/off then that's the emergency/parking brake warning light. There is a sensor under the handle that can go bad. When you cycled the e brake handle and it stopped it also cycled the sensor. At this point, the sensor most likely finally failed.

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Thanks! So where can this sensor be found? Is it an easy fix? The dinging notification is getting rather annoying at this point. :-/
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Thanks! So where can this sensor be found? Is it an easy fix? The dinging notification is getting rather annoying at this point. :-/
Under the handle in the center console. You'll have to pull the console but other than that should be an easy swap.
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This is what it looks like. 2Overview.jpg Photo by ronjenx | Photobucket
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It looks like when the handle is down it's just completing the circuit. You may even be able to simply adjust the prong if it's not making good contact.
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Thank you all... I will try that very soon...as it is making me want to pull my hair out! Haha
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Did it work , where did you buy the sensor?
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If the light stays on solid the brake reservoir is probably low. I added a little and made it stop on my ride but it probably needs pads.

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