I RECENTLY INSTALLED REAR BREAKPAD FOR THE HAND ...

  • Tiny
  • rholando
  • 2000 Ford Expedition
  • 190,000 miles

I recently installed rear breakpad for the hand break(foot).
the handbreak light turns on during the light test on the dashboard. But when ever I put the handbreak on the light indicator does not come on. So most of the time I forget that the handbreak si enganged because there is no light indicator. How do you fix it?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 7:37 AM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Check the parking brake switch. That switch shows to be ground for the lite on the dash, according to my info.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 3:15 PM
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  • JDL
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Sorry about the double post.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 3:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • rholando
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Hi JDL,

Thanks for replying to my message, but I have difficulty figuring where the parking break switch is located, and what to look for regarding the ground? Sorry. : )

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 3:31 PM
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It is on right side of parking brake lever. The switch itself is the ground.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM
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I belive the switch is grounded through the mounting bolts.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 5:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • rholando
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Hi JDL,

I tried looking for the description you told me I think the site is to tight to see, anyway the light works intermittently sometimes when I push the hand break it would appear in the dashboard and sometimes it wont. Thanks.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 AT 5:48 AM
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Maybe this will give you better idea.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 AT 4:30 PM

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