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Brake light on dashboard lights up when I make some turns.

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:15 PM
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Default Brake light on dashboard lights up when I make some turns.

When I make turns, the brake light on my dashboard (the light that tells you whether the hand-brake is on) lights up. It seems that the turns that make the brake indicator light up are sharper turns.
When I put my hand on the hand-brake, I can confirm that the hand-brake is on the down position. After some time, the brake-light on the dashboard turns off.

What's going on?


Civic currently has 326,000 km or 202,567 miles
 
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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The brake fluid level is low. When you turn, it sloshes around and trips the switch.
 
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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Thanks mk378,
the brake fluid was quite low, and I topped it up with Penzoil DOT3 and Gunk (what a name!) DOT3.
 
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