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    Brake light coming on

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    Howdy All,

    I've noticed a few times in the last few weeks the brake light indicator comes on under hard braking. Once I let off it goes out. Could this be a low fluid indication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselyeti View Post
    Howdy All,

    I've noticed a few times in the last few weeks the brake light indicator comes on under hard braking. Once I let off it goes out. Could this be a low fluid indication?
    Have you checked the fluid level, I usually keep the level close to the full mark with DOT 3 fluid. What year is your car? There are other reasons for the brake light to come on since it is a brake failure warning.

    If the brake fluid is low then better to know sooner than later when air gets into the system and you have a very low pedal and poor braking.

    Good luck.

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