Actually I think the electric hydraulic brake pump is run by a relay that when the key is in the on position not start, but not running it diverts power directly to charge the system. Then after running the relay lets the power cycle through the ignition switch. Seems they did this to minmize all those amps cycling through the ignition seitch and heating up do much on start up. So without the accumulator charged I havent any brakes to speak of. Two feet and two big legs barely slows the car down. I keep going back to the relay but it does click and works on one side of the switch but maybe the other side doesnt connect. They are $60 to replace and I hate throwing parts at a car. Also, it seems like it takes a long time to charge the brakes too. Wonder if thats related too. Maybe a ground on that side of the switch.
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 AT 11:52 AM