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Stop light keeps coming on - any ideas or reccommend a mechanic?
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Hi guys,

I have a 2004 1.9D multispace and recently when I'm driving the stop light keeps coming on, on the dash - any ideas what this could be?

I wondered if it could be electrical cos the horn works intermittently and the airbag light used to come on (but nolonger does for some reason).

I don't want to drive it around if it is serious like the brake system or something, but I also have only just passed my test so don't know any reccommended garage / mechanic that I could trust not to rip me off!

So I would be grateful of any advise on this really. I live in between Rotherham, Barnsley & Doncaster, in South Yorkshire - so if anyone knows any good mechanics near me I'd love to hear about it!

Cheers,

Kath Smile
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#2
Try topping the brake fluid right up to the top - I had this a few weeks ago (2003 1.6i petrol) and after a bit of searching on this forum found this to be a common cause of the STOP light flashing on (very briefly, and especially on corners and on slopes). Was also a bit paranoid but a garage also confirmed it was that, presumably after plugging it into a diagnostic system. The brake fluid level was originally bang in between max and min, but apparently the sensor is a bit sensitive and likes it topped up to the top.

BTW this may be worth a look and should be able to confirm the cause:

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthrea...ight=lexia
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#3
Thanks for that, I did a bit of research online and suspected it may be the brake fluid, but I shall look at getting diagnostics done to be safe - thanks for your help and the map also Smile

Cheers,

Kath
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#4
If you have a search on here you will find the answer to your horn and air bag light issue. Its more than likely you need to sort a decent earth out. Plenty of threads on here about it.
Are we there yet????? No we fecking ain`t  gggggrrrrrrr
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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(19-09-2012, 04:28 PM)funkeii Wrote:  Thanks for that, I did a bit of research online and suspected it may be the brake fluid, but I shall look at getting diagnostics done to be safe - thanks for your help and the map also Smile

Cheers,

Kath

Checking/topping up brake fluid is common fix for stop light issue.
And cheaper than diagnostic check!
As Tomcat says, horn/air bag fault is usually an earth problem on the column.
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