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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience
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My dashboard lights comes on, Battery light n brake light,

Customer Question

My dashboard lights comes on
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: Battery light n brake light
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2000 prado
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Changed air filter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The light mostly comes in the morning when it is cold
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You may have a couple different issues causing each of the lights to come on. The red brake warning light will come on if the brake fluid is low, the emergency brake is set, or the ABS module can also turn the light on. It's possible that it could be coming on due to low system voltage though.

The battery light comes on when charging voltage is abnormally low or high, usually low. It will require some testing at the time the light is on to determine what is going on but odds are it will need an alternator to repair the battery light. If the brake light appears to only come on with the battery light and the brake fluid is full then you'll want to repair the battery light issue first.

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