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    Handbrake light!

    My handbrake light keeps coming on when i'm driving a in a straight line, and the handbrake is all the way down before you ask,

    it also seems to come on when i turn left at slightly faster than normal speed


    any ideas?
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    Check your brake fluid! It is prob low which means you need to change your brake pads/shoes or you have a leak somewhere

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    This happened to me this week actually.

    Took it down to my local garage and put it up on the riser and we went underneath to find a leak in the pipes. Cost me £100 to get the lines redone. It was effecting my clutch too obviously as they both use the same reservoir. Now no light smooth gear changes and trusting brakes lol
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    Just took it down to a local garage, he said he cant see any leaks, and my brake fluid was on the min marker, so he just topped it up,


    whats playing on my mind is where that brake fluid went?


    theres also some drops of liquid on my drive where the car was parked overnight

    As i've just had the brake lines done a couple of months back, i cant imagine they would be corroded, so i'm thinking it may be a leak at one of the joints, so i'm gonna get under the there and give them all a tighten
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    fixed now, been down to my garage, a brake line was loose, all of them tightened.

    On the way back as i went to open my glove compartment, the cover came off in my hand,

    so a trip to the vx breakers and £20 later, i have a nearly new glove compartment with working light and all clips intact,
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