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Is this a known thing? I didn't see any threads on the forum. If I take a turn at a moderate rate of speed, aka faster than normal but not going nuts, my parking brake light will usually come on. :confused:

Its not on.
 

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It's not a parking brake light. It's a brake light which comes on for either the parking brake or brake fluid level. Check your brake fluid, probably just low.
 

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Lotus calls for it to be flushed once a year under their service schedule. I did my every 6 months, mainly because I track alot.
 

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There's been a lot of talk about this in various threads already in this forum and many people find that, if their fluid level's OK, to top off or even overfill their master brake reservoir.

My light flickers, too, and my level is below the maximum though still has plenty and my brakes work very well and consistently well. The light came on before and after having the brake lines fluid flushed by the dealer.

I haven't confirmed myself; but other threads have indicated that there's a low-fluid switch in the reservoir that's crazy sensitive about the level.

Of course, you could have another problem, too, such as a faulty e-brake switch connection. But it sounds like it's indeed the fluid swashing around in the fluid reservoir.

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Is this a known thing? I didn't see any threads on the forum. If I take a turn at a moderate rate of speed, aka faster than normal but not going nuts, my parking brake light will usually come on. :confused:

Its not on.
my light flickers when I am going around turns on a track too....

I have not figured out what is wrong. I just flushed my brake fluid so I will watch the lights.

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I bought my Exige a month ago have the same issue, the brake light comes on occasionally in mid turn. I dropped the car off to a Lotus specialist in the area and he told me it is very common and 90% of the time is caused by one of 2 reasons:

1. the "float" in the reservoir needs to be replaced (a $7 part from Lotus), or
2. the cap/cover of to the reservoir has to be turned a certain way as sometime the sensor in the resevoir could be tripped when the cap is at a certain angle.

GTED
 

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Where in the Bay Area are you? If Mountain View isn't too far, Eric Gauthier of Suspension Performance can fix it for you qix. Tell him Ed sent you. I just picked up my Exige back yesterday. I had it all track-prepped for Laguna on June 1, then, I had to cancelled today.....bump.

Good luck

GTED
Now we've gotten somewhere :clap:

Awesome, thanks for the info guys :bow:
 

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Where in the Bay Area are you? If Mountain View isn't too far, Eric Gauthier of Suspension Performance can fix it for you qix. Tell him Ed sent you. I just picked up my Exige back yesterday. I had it all track-prepped for Laguna on June 1, then, I had to cancelled today.....bump.

Good luck

GTED
I work in San Mateo, but I have an 08 s240, so my car is still under warranty. I take it to boardwalk in redwood city.
 

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Daniel and Guy at Boardwalk are good guys. Your car is in good hands. They used to take car of my V8TT. My Exige is under full warranty as well, but the "track-prep" work I had done didn't touch the engine and would not affect my warranty. Cheers.

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Hey what's up!

I had a similar issue.
Checked my fluid levels and everything was cool and kosher.

Turns out the culprit was the switch underneath my emergent parking brake lever.
I just bent it back with my finger
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no. More. Problem.

Peace
 

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my light flickers when I am going around turns on a track too....

I have not figured out what is wrong. I just flushed my brake fluid so I will watch the lights.

Mark
What is wrong is that Lotus installed the brake fluid reservoir 90 degrees from its originally intended orientation... so the float sits on the left side of the "long" dimension of the reservoir, and on high-G left turns the fluid is forced to the right side and the float may drop low enough to cause the light to come on. You can overfill a little to avoid the problem, but don't overdo it... the relief valve in the cap can leak and you'll have corrosive brake fluid getting where it's not supposed to.

Hey what's up!

I had a similar issue.
Checked my fluid levels and everything was cool and kosher.

Turns out the culprit was the switch underneath my emergent parking brake lever.
I just bent it back with my finger
and
no. More. Problem.

Peace
I've had this problem with my 2-Eleven also... the micro-limit switch is easily bent and it can cause the e-brake light to stay on (or go on intermittently) even though the brake lever is completely lowered.
 

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im getting the same when doing right turns had a look to see if it was the switch with no luck, so taking it to lotus to see if the fluid is ok as that is just under the max level:mad:
 

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ahh thanks, looked under the cover last night and took the cap off, looking at the pic our reservoir is turned around, handbrake and e switch is fine, fluid is at max, brakes are still good, so its either the cap or the float, thanks for the link
 

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Well just went to lotus where i live and he said to me not to worry about it, i have cleaned every swith going lol..he said that they get it on demo cars and new cars, its the hand brake cable that need to have a slight adjustment to it, may be alittle so because it only comes on when mostly and always when going round a right corner, it causes the cable to judder hence why the light flickers.. Do trust him as well as got my last lotus from them and he is in good contact with the Norfork plant plus a test driver for them. So problem solved.
 
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