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This morning when I started my car my brake light on the dash was lit up. I made sure my e-brake was all the way down and it was. Could it be something wrong somewhere in the brake system or just something minor?
 

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This morning when I started my car my brake light on the dash was lit up. I made sure my e-brake was all the way down and it was. Could it be something wrong somewhere in the brake system or just something minor?
Check the master cylinder reservoir brake fluid level; if it's very low, the brake light will come on.
 

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It was almost down to the min line about at the middle seam in the reservoir
If it's displaced that much brake fluid, it might not be a bad idea to have your brake linings checked to see how much life they have left.
 

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If it's displaced that much brake fluid, it might not be a bad idea to have your brake linings checked to see how much life they have left.
Would worn out pads cause it to be low, my pads are pretty worn out and I’m replacing them soon but haven’t got around to it yet
 

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Would worn out pads cause it to be low, my pads are pretty worn out and I’m replacing them soon but haven’t got around to it yet
Yes, they would. As the pad linings wear, fluid is displaced from the brake fluid. If you're the type that compresses the pistons back into the caliper with breaking open the bleeder, then you may want to hold off on adding brake fluid. If you top off the fluid level in the reservoir and then compress the pistons back in without opening the bleeder, you'll have a big mess when the brake fluid pushes out of the reservoir as you compress the piston. If you do crack open the bleeder, then go ahead and top it off.
 

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Yes, they would. As the pad linings wear, fluid is displaced from the brake fluid. If you're the type that compresses the pistons back into the caliper with breaking open the bleeder, then you may want to hold off on adding brake fluid. If you top off the fluid level in the reservoir and then compress the pistons back in without opening the bleeder, you'll have a big mess when the brake fluid pushes out of the reservoir as you compress the piston. If you do crack open the bleeder, then go ahead and top it off.
Ok thank you,I’m gonna try to change the pads today
 
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