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Handbrake warning light not shown.
« November 23, 2018, 13:35:35 »
Hello, fellow i30 owners and lovers!

I've noticed an issues for 2 days now - as I pull the handbrake up when parked - the warning light on the dashboard does not come on. But in the ignition mode (before starting the engine) it does light up , as a pre-start check, I guess. So I wonder what to do now - either go HY and let them sort it out (there's still 4 months of warranty left), and hope that it's a warranty case, or go some independent garage (I got a few a locally) and let them boys fix it. I'm thinking it's probably the handbrake sensor, or some related wiring/plug on it.
Does anyone know where is it located exactly? Did anyone experience such an problem? The handbrake functions as normal, no issues there, just it's not indicated on the dash, so there's a big chance to drive off and  annihilate the pads!

I've got a 2014 5dr CRDi, 77k miles.

Grateful for any info and advise! Cheers!



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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #1 : November 23, 2018, 13:44:21 »
If you just let brake off say 2 notches, i. e. Brake lever not fully off/down and start to move off do the handbrake on chimes chime?

Personally i'd get dealer to check it out as they should have the know how to pin point the issue and be covered under warranty.



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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #2 : November 23, 2018, 14:01:32 »
Hm, I'll try that experiment later today.

It would seem logical to take it to dealer, hopefully they'll be able to find the cause quickly enough. Although I'm always a bit afraid because of their "95 + VAT investigation charge, plus any additional cost for parts/labour if it's not a part failure /manufacturing defect". I still do think it's a sensor/switch.
Guess will have to go HY next week, unless the problem goes away by itself (dreaming!) .

If you just let brake off say 2 notches, i. e. Brake lever not fully off/down and start to move off do the handbrake on chimes chime?

Personally i'd get dealer to check it out as they should have the know how to pin point the issue and be covered under warranty.
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #3 : November 23, 2018, 14:08:10 »
I'd go down the dealer route. I've a gut feeling that you may fail your next MOT if the warning light doesn't illuminate, and that makes it a big issue.

Let's face it, if the handbrake actually works then it's a signalling problem which shouldn't be subject to "fair wear and tear".
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #4 : November 23, 2018, 14:55:36 »
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If the handbrake is working properly I don't think you would be able to drive off without noticing, but it needs fixing.  :cool:
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #5 : November 23, 2018, 16:18:29 »
just take it back under warranty , sounds like a faulty switch.
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #6 : November 23, 2018, 18:28:50 »
just take it back under warranty , sounds like a faulty switch.

what part does he take?

switch , light, chimes or notches?
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #7 : November 23, 2018, 22:59:33 »
just take it back under warranty , sounds like a faulty switch.

what part does he take?

switch , light, chimes or notches?
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Re: Handbrake warning light not shown.
« Reply #8 : November 24, 2018, 01:44:50 »
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