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    Hi,

    I'm having an intermittant hand brake/brake warning light come on, but generally only around LH corners then it goes out on a RH corner!

    No brakes binding, no smell of hot brakes, no noticeable loss of performance, no noticeable increase in fuel consumption and it doesnt pull to either side!
    Vectra C 2.2 Dti on a 52 plate, new pads and discs all round a few months ago.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    BFU

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    Try the earth wire underneath the handbrake lever. Its probably loose

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    Check the brake fluid level fella
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    Check the brake fluid level fella


    The warning light isn't only for the handbrake - it's also to indicate low brake fluid.

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    Cool, many thanks

    If its low is it a 4 dot or 3 dot?

    Thanks in advance

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    Prob 4 or 5 dot
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    Thanks everyone, I love this board!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's cool isnt it !!
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    Many thanks, all sorted, brake fluid was on MIN so topped up and no more sloshing!!!

    Thanks again

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    You now need to look into why the brake fluid has been allowed to drop to such a low level. Are the pads severely worn or is there a leak somewhere. Where there are symptoms there is always a cause!

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