brake and battery light coming on same time

Asked by Nov 01, 2014 at 07:40 AM about the 2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

brake and battery lights coming on same time new battery interstate and brakes been
looked at 30 % wear left

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First I would check for loose or dirty battery connections. Then test alternator output. It should be around 14 volts. These things may cause those lights to come on at same time.

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If the battery icon lights up, it means the your battery is not being charged, the battery may be perfectly good but alternator, regulator a cable not making good contact, including the other end of Black Neg-- cable where it grounds. Now the brake icon may possibly be your parking brake not fully disengaged, or fluid in master cylinder low.

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You beat me dandy, G'Morning

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Morning

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I read that on these models,. the Brake light(Parking) will always come on with the Gen(Batt) light. Which made me feel quite relieved, as when I saw it, I was imagining untraceable wiring problems, lol.

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