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f15046
11-22-2009, 06:12 PM
Here is what is happening: My cluster beeps three times and the "brake" light on the dash flashes for 1-2 minutes. It does this when I shift gears, not everytime, but maybe once every 5 minutes or so. It will do it whether or not I shift hard or easy.

I scanned with Vagcom and there are no codes for ABS or speed sensors. I already cleaned the front ABS/ wheel sensors.

Does anyone have any suggestions with what this might be?

pipe7284
11-22-2009, 06:44 PM
how are your pads looking?

Toyotatech
11-22-2009, 06:49 PM
ABS codes must be current, they do not get stored so if the light is not on you wont have codes. Your ABS module is starting to fail. I believe a 2001 is new enough there is a communication failure code when the light stays on constantly.

f15046
11-22-2009, 06:49 PM
They look fine.

mholme
11-22-2009, 06:51 PM
Your brake fluid is shifting tripping the low fluid sensor. Check the level.

Toyotatech
11-22-2009, 06:54 PM
Your brake fluid is shifting tripping the low fluid sensor. Check the level.

Good call, but it would most likely need pads then.

mholme
11-22-2009, 07:09 PM
Good call, but it would most likely need pads then.

Yup, if his wear indicator is working for the pads and he doesn't have a fluid leak, his vagina light might be popping up on the dash soon.

f15046
11-22-2009, 07:11 PM
I didn't even think of checking the brake fluid, so i just checked it, yep it was low.

Now I need to figure out why it was low...

mholme
11-22-2009, 07:15 PM
I didn't even think of checking the brake fluid, so i just checked it, yep it was low.

Now I need to figure out why it was low...

It's either a leaking hydraulic brake/clutch component or the pads are well worn causing more fluid to be used to move the brake pistons.

Fukenfast
11-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Had this happen to me, I was leaking break fluid. Make sure not to drive when your low on break fluid seeing how it is intertwined with the clutch. If it gets to low the clutch will stick to the ground and you won't be able to shift!

spyder101
11-22-2009, 09:51 PM
It's either a leaking hydraulic brake/clutch component or the pads are well worn causing more fluid to be used to move the brake pistons.

X2

Oceanside
11-23-2009, 12:21 AM
Mines done that for both the brake pad wear sensor and low brake fluid splashing around in the turns and setting it off

alen
11-23-2009, 03:26 PM
mine (2000) has been doing that for several months now, brake light (no abs light) now flashing almost always, most often accompanied with three annoying beeps.
changed front pads, rears are still good. brake fluid is good.

:(