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Re: &^%$# brake warning light

To: "Richard Spurling" <>, "MGs" <>
Subject: Re: &^%$# brake warning light
From: "T. Keith Vezina" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 22:44:12 -0500
My 76 B had the same problem; turned out to be the emergency brake switch.
The pivot for the brake lever is worn, so any bump would shift the lever and
disengage the switch mounted on the transmission tunnel.  The switch is not
adjustable, so I "adjusted" the mounting bracket with a pair of channel-lock

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Spurling" <>
To: "MGs" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 7:25 PM
Subject: &^%$# brake warning light

> HI Kids,
> First off, my '76 MG B is back on the road and happy. The new motor runs
> pulls very nicely thank you very much and there is a distinct lack of all
> the smoke and oil that started this little drama. The motor turned out to
> an extremely worn out hybrid. It is now a brand new "hotty".
> However, not all is happy in MG land - it never ^%$# is, is it. My car is
> cursed with one of those horrid brake warning lights. You know, the red
> thing that sits on your dash board and glows when your brakes have failed
> (as if the sudden lack of retardation isn't enough). My rear brakes were
> rebuilt with the motor, and the front brakes checked out okay. The brakes
> feel and work very well. When I'm driving around, and this problem came up
> about 200 miles after picking the car up, the red brake warning light
> on, and goes off, and comes on, etc, regardless of whether I'm using the
> brakes or not. My mechanic has had a look, centralised that little piston
> (though it didn't need it as it turned out) and generally checked
> everything, and there are no obvious problems with the brakes, just this
> darned warning light. Any suggestions on what it could be?
> Cheers
> Richard
> '76 MGB - a piccy may be found at
> who is very tempted to just pull the warning light globe out and be done
> with it
> =================================
>          Anne and Richard Spurling
> =================================

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