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Old 03-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Brake Light while turning?

My brake light has been comming on when ever i take the half-circle on ramps on to the highway slightly fast (40-45 mph). I have checked the brake fluid and it is OK. I have had no problems with stopping or anything of that sort. Any idea what it could be? I have a 9 hour road trip in a couple days comming up. Thanks for all replies.

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check the wireing in the colum might have a short or something and check your grounds.
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check the wireing in the colum might have a short or something and check your grounds.
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I decided to add more brake fluid (It was just above the min line) so I will see in a few mins if that solves it or not.
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Yes, it's usually the brake fluid. But, you might want to inspect your pads as well.
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I'm betting that adding brake fluid fixed the problem?
More often than not, that's what causes the warning light to turn on.

SuperFlea also has a good suggestion. (check for brake pad/shoe wear)
As the pads/shoes wear, they cause the piston to depress in the caliper (or wheel cylinder) in the case of drums.
When the piston compresses, it takes more fluid to fill up the space, which drops the level in the reservoir.

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