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Old 11-12-2002, 02:26 AM   #2  
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check your brake fluid level for the brake warning light, i'm not sure about your battery warning light.....maybe loose connection or alternator going bad... hope this helps
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ahhhh, check brake fluid
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Old 11-12-2002, 03:51 AM   #4  
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same was happening to me, my brake fluid was right at the min line, and from time to time it would come up, well i finally got around to adding brake fluid, and no more brake light
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Battery AND brake Light??

It could very well be your alternator.

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Re: Battery AND brake Light??

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It could very well be your alternator.

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Brake and battery lights together indicate you have a problem with your charging system. Normally they both come on, which indicates you alternator died. If there flashing together, I'm going to assume that the volatge regulator within the alternator has trouble and you may be overcharging! Overcharging can do some damage to your entire electircal system.
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*chuckle*...i've seen this too many times. It's likely to be the alternator.
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Old 11-12-2002, 03:24 PM   #9  
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*chuckle*...i've seen this too many times. It's likely to be the alternator.
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I second that. I think it's the alternator. Battle Max, watch out!! Because when the alternator dies completely and you happen to be driving when when it does, your car will be running off of your battery. The battery might be able to last for a few hours but when IT goes... you will soon be stranded.

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def sounds like an alternator issue...when my brake like was only while driving, i was reading around the org about it, i came across alot of posts of both the battery and brakes being on....a simple search and youll be on your way
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once it starts sucking your battery, you better hope your battery's strong, or it'll die and you're SOL. In addition, even after you get the alternator replaced, better hope the battery's in good condition that it'll recharge itself!
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brake and battery light flashes

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sup everyone while driving home from work tonight i got on the gas a little bit and opened it up on a back road when i slowed down and proceded to head home the battery and brake light started flashing on and off like every 5 seconds....the car performed fine on the way home no change in it at all just the lights started flashing...any ideas????? thanks in advance.

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brake and battery flashing come together couse the fuel pump is working in extreme condición due to a bad fuel filter and star shorting and it happend in acceleration for 2 o 3 minutes and come an go i found that in my case .after the lights flashing break and battery 3 weeks later my car stop on the middle of an intersección completly looky i don’t couse a accident people help me to push it on the side of the road.i was a bad fuel pump. i replace it and after that the flashing light of break and battery never come back on dashboard
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