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Old 11-09-2010, 05:02 PM   #16
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im assuming the fluid has been low since before then, but this light has just started comming on in the past week, still no excuse gonna get sum brake fluid shortly, btw canadian tire or go to bmw?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:09 PM   #17
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CT is fine.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #18
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thank u sir!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #19
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toped up the brake fluid, went for a drive and no more light! thanx for all the help guys its greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:48 PM   #20
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toped up the brake fluid, went for a drive and no more light! thanx for all the help guys its greatly appreciated!
great. glad to hear it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:48 PM   #21
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I checked my fluid level and its full but the light is still on could it be the sensor??
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:31 PM   #22
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Did u check on a level surface? It may very well be ur sensor
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #23
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Unplug the sensor and clean the contacts, perhaps they're grimy. The sensor could also require cleaning, which you would have to partially disassemble the fluid reservoir to clean. I imagine its a simple float - contact switch, so the contacts could easily get contaminated.

You could likely simple short out the two wires going to the sensor to get the light to go out, too, but that's ghetto.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:28 PM   #24
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Did u check on a level surface? It may very well be ur sensor
could be the brake fluid sensor itself but is the e-brake sensor in e30's connected to that light. i know it is in VW and replacing that sensor is relatively simple and cheap if a DIY. probably costs $10-15 at the dealer for the e-brake sensor.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #25
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No, they're not the same light.
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No, they're not the same light.
great...that only leaves the brake fluid level sensor
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #27
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The real question here is; can we make a dashboard light question carry on for 3 pages?
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:45 PM   #28
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:46 PM   #29
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lol mayyybe, i kno my problem is fixed, now just hopping Tony313 has a bad sensor then case closed!
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