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Flickering Brake Light

Discussion in 'Brakes' started by eadmr04, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    I'll start with the bottle of champagne and wait for that flickering light. Might get through a few bots before the damned light comes on.
     
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  2. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Perhaps a good bottle of Champagne should be part of the standard tool kit, would fit very nicely in behind the spare wheel well, ready for the orange light day, pop the cork out, drink the contents and dash to the workshop for repairs....
    for the clever with their hands brigade, a small rack could be made to fit the spare wheel space, you would then have a stock to keep your Rover club in parts?:confused:
    Peter
     
  3. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    I'll carry a "spare" ,in the boot in case that light starts the dreaded flic'r. Hate to get short without a slug.
     
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  4. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Perhaps the forum could buy a bottle shop , have tastings on a Friday night, save any corks and distribute them free to members in Australia and New Zealand ? :p exclusively owners of a P6! :rolleyes:
     
  5. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    I dont think the northern hemisphere appreciates how much we need to drink here ,down under , just to survive.
     
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  6. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Here . Here..
     
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  7. dmblbit

    dmblbit Active Member

    I successfully completed this repair using a standard wine cork. I don't drink, but my wife very much enjoyed the wine. Repair was simple following the instructions above. Many thanks to all who contributed to the above thread.

    Only problem now, is that the warning light doesn't come on when the handbrake is on, so there is obviously a connection missing/broken somewhere - sigh.
     
  8. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    If it's a V8 check all the pad warning light wiring. The handbrake switch acts as the check for the pad warning system, so if any of the pad warning wiring is disconnected, the brake light won't come on when the handbrake is operated.
     
  9. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    obviously the handbrake leaver needs baptizing with a little Shiraz, just a drop or two on the pivot....the rest for ones better half...;)
    Peter
     
  10. dmblbit

    dmblbit Active Member

    There are no pad warning light wires on the rear pads - could this cause it? Will also try the Shiraz baptism solution of course . . . . .
     
  11. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    Yes. If it has a pad warning light system, all the pad warning sensors need to be plugged in for the handbrake warning light to work.
     
  12. dmblbit

    dmblbit Active Member

    The rear pads weren't badly worn, but I have replaced them anyway with new ones with wires, and the warning light works properly now. Will baptise with Shiraz for good measure - what harm can it do?

    I have done this job several times before on various different P6s and although it's never been easy I always managed in the end. I even have a genuine Rover piston adjusting tool. However, on this occasion I couldn't get the blighter to engage with the piston for love nor money, and after much bad language resorted to dropping the disks out. This made the job possible at least, although still not easy (those bolts were tight!).
     
  13. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    what does the brake piston adjusting tool look like? did a search on ebay and found nothing, not even a picture!
    Peter
     
  14. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

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    A waste of time and money IMHO.
     
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  15. cobraboy

    cobraboy Active Member

    If you wish the handbrake and low fluid level light to work and you have no wires on your rear brake pads then use a double bullet sleeve on the terminals that the pad wires would plug onto. I pack the sleeve with Vaseline to keep corrosion at bay.
    Pack of 100 DOUBLE BULLET SLEEVE TERMINALS / CONNECTORS Crimps 100 ET87 | eBay
     
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