I had to have my car inspected for the registration renewal last week. As is my usual practice, I put it off until the last minute. I hoped to get to the DMV before 5:00pm on Friday. I got everything done that I needed to do, and the car is good to go.
But, when I got into the car after leaving the inspection station, I noticed that the brake light was illuminated. I didn’t leave myself any time to bother with it. At first, I thought maybe the emergency brake just wasn’t fully disengaged. It was, though. I’m impatient, and I was in a huge hurry, so I drove to the DMV to get the registration taken care of. I figured I’d deal with the brake light later on.
I checked the manual, and here’s what it said: CAUTION: The arrow on the reservoir cap must be pointin (meant to be “pointing”) forward after the cap is installed. Make sure the brake warning switch wiring doesn’t get caught between the cap and top edge of the brake fluid reservoir.
|1. Brake light on after inspection.||2. RTFM.|
|3. Point arrow in right direction,
making sure wires aren’t pinched.
|4. Brake light not on.|