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what does this warning light mean

its in the speedo to the right of the ABS light its got the (!) this light after 18m of not doing anything sometimes comes on and then goes of and then comes on apeaerntly random..................... at work so no acces to my handbook

whats it mean this warning light ??
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Can either be your brake fluid level low or your front pads are low.
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Brake pad wear warning indicator.
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isnt the pad wear warning light the one in that pic not illuminated ?? immidiatly to the right of the warning light i am refering to........................ appolagies if i am wrong as i said i dont have handbook with me i am at work

guess its why it flickers and comes on and flickers and goes off

so they lasted 7000 miles then lol
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My apologies, it either brake fluid level or EBD brake failure. As this is flickering I would suspect that your fluid level is low.
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cheers i apreaciate your help
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It's normal that the brake pad wear warning light flickers, wire grounds out aginst the rotor and completes the lamp circuit..... usually when applying the brakes.

isn't the other light for parking brake warning and low level of brake fluid warning.


My apologies, mixed the two lights hang on to what Stixy says.

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yeah thats the one handbrake fluid level and the EBD problem........................ is that electronic brakeforce distribution ???? EBD
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yeah thats the one handbrake fluid level and the EBD problem........................ is that electronic brakeforce distribution ???? EBD
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I would only worry about this if both this indicator AND the ABS indicator both illuminate together, from my understanding.
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According to my owners manual and past experience.. It means that the hand brake is applied..

OR

With the hand brake off, it is flashing intermittantly, or on constantly..

****THE BRAKE FLUID IS LOW****

You need to TOP THE BRAKE FLUID UP.. Do not ignore it!!!

It flashes as the fluid sloshes around inside the reservoir.. cornering.. acceleration.. braking.. parked on a slope etc..

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yeah thanks all, obviously pulling 1.5g round corners it comes on and again works with handbrake every application

only just started to come on and i personally never topped it up unsure if i should have expected my indy to have done so onver 18m and 2 services, top it up tonight i have some........................... doesnt go off does it its 2 yrs old ??
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Hopefully it's just because the brake fluid in the reservoir drops as the discs & pads get lower as more fluid is in the brake pistons. Just top it up a little bit - if you put too much in, when you come to change your discs & pads (soon if you're getting this light) it will overflow.
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Hopefully it's just because the brake fluid in the reservoir drops as the discs & pads get lower as more fluid is in the brake pistons. Just top it up a little bit - if you put too much in, when you come to change your discs & pads (soon if you're getting this light) it will overflow.
I absolutely agree, reckon that's spot on advice. When the light shows the level has dropped to that extent, I think it's a good idea to take the wheels off and actually inspect the pads front and rear, as there's a good chance they'll be down to the last couple of millimetres. The separate pad wear indicator light shouldn't be relied on as the wiring is fragile and the rear pads aren't fitted with wear indicator wires. Much better to catch them before it's metal-on-metal and a ruined disc...

As for using old fluid, if kept in an airtight container it should be OK. Brake fluid in the system does absorb moisture and should ideally be changed every two years (it's cheap, after all, and cheap insurance against corrosion problems). When I change pads I undo the bleed nipple before pushing the piston back (or pushing/rotating the rears), which squeezes out most of the old fluid, and then I top up the reservoir with fresh fluid. A quick bleed to finish off and it's effectively changed. If not confident then better not to attempt to bleed the brakes yourself, won't cost much to pay someone for this relatively quick task and ensure more problems aren't introduced by accidentally letting air into the system.

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Mine started lighting up when give it some beans, turned out the fluid was low, and that was because the clutch slave cylinder was leaking a little bit.
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all fixed now was noticably low on the resevoir

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