Emergency Brake light Stays on

10

Asked by Oct 11, 2010 at 01:36 PM about the 1990 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello all,
I have a 1990 Toyota Celica. My emergency brake light stays on most of the time on my dash, whether I have the emergency brake  on or not. Sometimes when I'm driving is turns off but most of the time it stays on. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

10 Answers

5

I had this problem with my lexus ls400 and toyota mr2, the computer senses something wrong with the breaks, just replace your pads and you should be fine

10

ah cool. so all you did was change the brake pads? Nice, I just didn't think that a 1990 car would be that "smart" I guess :/ Thanks for the insight I'll give it a shot. AutoZone here I come for some new brake pads . thanks Brendan

55

it also usually means low brake fluid

you must check first your main master. Sometimes the emergency brake light will turn on if you don't have enough brake fluid. If it's not empty check your brake pads. You might need to replace them.

10

ok that makes sense. That may also add to why my brake pedal kind of "whistles" or "whines" when I press it. What do you think?

135

yes, dont worry about it, i had a 98 tiburon and it did tha same thing, its jus a sensor, it wont effect or damage any thing,

35

I had this problem with my 84 celica after it was sitting for a year it eventually started working again. i would check the sensors, and the brake fluid.

Sometimes the whistles you heard on your pedal as you press it, it was a sign that you need to replace your hydro back.

I had the same thing and it was because there were bubbles in the brake fluid so they drained it and now its fine

5

Hi there in a reply to my last post. Your break fluid is usually low for a good reason. Your breaks are warn letting the break caliper piston out futher meaning there is significant wear on your breaks if you replace them that fluid should go back up

Your Answer:

Celica

Looking for a Used Celica in your area?

CarGurus has 259 nationwide Celica listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Toyota Celica Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    630
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    joedynamo
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
599 Great Deals out of 66,928 listings starting at $1,460
Used Toyota Supra
53 listings
Used Honda Civic
407 Great Deals out of 49,585 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 38,497 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Camry
752 Great Deals out of 73,889 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
22 Great Deals out of 845 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota MR2
21 listings
Used Honda Accord
582 Great Deals out of 104,443 listings starting at $1,225
Used Chevrolet Camaro
240 Great Deals out of 27,311 listings starting at $2,077
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
46 Great Deals out of 4,629 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Toyota Celica For Sale
13 listings starting at $2,995
2004 Toyota Celica For Sale
13 listings starting at $2,995
2002 Toyota Celica For Sale
33 listings starting at $4,998
2001 Toyota Celica For Sale
39 listings starting at $3,150

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.