Lexus RX (RX 350L, RX450h) 2016-2022 Repair Manual: Brake Warning Light Remains ON

DESCRIPTION

This procedure is for troubleshooting when the brake warning light remains on but no DTCs are output.

The skid control ECU (brake actuator assembly) controls the brake warning light in the combination meter assembly via CAN communication.

WIRING DIAGRAM

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • After replacing the skid control ECU (brake actuator assembly), perform "Calibration".

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  • Before performing this procedure, depress the brake pedal and confirm that the stop lights illuminate.

PROCEDURE

1.

PRE-CHECK

(a) Check that all of the following conditions required for the brake warning light to turn off are met:

(1) The ABS warning light are not illuminated.

HINT:

If the ABS warning light remains illuminated, make sure that the conditions required for the ABS warning light to turn off are met.

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(2) The brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir assembly is not low.

(3) The vacuum inside the brake booster decreases.

HINT:

When the vacuum inside the brake booster decreases, the brake warning light comes on.

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2.

INSPECT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY

(a) With a sufficient level of brake fluid, disconnect the A45 brake fluid level warning switch (brake master cylinder reservoir assembly) connector and confirm that the brake warning light illuminates.

OK:

The brake warning light does not turn off.

HINT:

If the brake warning light turns off, there is a short in the brake fluid level warning switch (brake master cylinder reservoir assembly) circuit.

NG

REPLACE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY

OK

3.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY - BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY)

(a) Turn the engine switch off.

(b) Make sure that there is no looseness at the locking part and the connecting part of the connectors.

OK:

The connector is securely connected.

(c) Disconnect the J10 combination meter assembly connector.

(d) Check both the connector case and the terminals for deformation and corrosion.

OK:

No deformation or corrosion.

(e) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

J10-17 (SW) or A45-1 (+) - Body ground

Always

10 kΩ or higher

NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

OK

4.

INSPECT COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY

(a) Reconnect the J10 combination meter assembly connector.

(b) Reconnect the A45 brake fluid level warning switch (brake master cylinder reservoir assembly) connector.

(c) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(d) Turn the engine switch on (IG).

(e) Enter the following menus: Body Electrical /Combination Meter / Active Test.

(f) Perform the Active Test of the combination meter assembly using the Techstream.

Body Electrical > Combination Meter > Active Test

Tester Display

Indicat. Lamp Brake

(g) Check the combination meter assembly.

OK:

The brake warning light turns on or off in accordance with Techstream operation.

NG

INSPECT METER / GAUGE SYSTEM

OK

5.

INSPECT VACUUM WARNING SWITCH ASSEMBLY

(a) Reconnect the A45 brake fluid level warning switch (brake master cylinder reservoir assembly) connector.

(b) Reconnect the A35 vacuum warning switch assembly connector.

(c) Reconnect the J10 combination meter assembly connector.

(d) Inspect the vacuum warning switch assembly.

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OK:

The vacuum warning switch assembly is normal.

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REPLACE VACUUM WARNING SWITCH ASSEMBLY

OK

6.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY - VACUUM WARNING SWITCH ASSEMBLY)

(a) Disconnect the A45 brake fluid level warning switch (brake master cylinder reservoir assembly) connector.

(b) Disconnect the A35 vacuum warning switch assembly connector.

(c) Disconnect the J10 combination meter assembly connector.

(d) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

J10-23 (IND) - A35-2 (+)

Always

Below 1 Ω

J10-23 (IND) or A35-2 (+) - Body ground

Always

10 kΩ or higher

A35-1 (E) - Body ground

1 minute or more after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal

Below 1 Ω

OK

REPLACE BRAKE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

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