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    Handbrake light coming on randomly

    The handbrake light in my wifes MK3 comes on randomly.
    I been told that it might be low brake fluid levels... if this is the case, can I just top up the brake fluid or do i need to drain and replace it. How do I do that?

    Could it be anything else?

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    You can just top it up (assuming it needs topping up ), but if the fluid is over 18moths old, I'd consider changing the lot.

    Otherwise you might have a dodgy switch under the handbrake

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    Is it quite straight forward to replace the fluid... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_ghedia View Post
    Is it quite straight forward to replace the fluid... ?
    yeah and you get to play with the bleed nipple after.
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    yeah it's pretty straight forward. You're best treating yourself to a Gunson's Ezi-bleed kit tho - it's a doddle with that (comes with instructions too )

    And like Simon says (sounds like a game!!) - you get to twiddle with your nipples

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