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#1 minicooperr

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:31 AM

Is there a way to just have a light for the brake fluid warning? Does anybody know which wires I will need from the switch



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:38 AM

Is there a way to just have a light for the brake fluid warning? Does anybody know which wires I will need from the switch

 

pointless and possible against road use and construction regs.

 

as you need a means to check that the bulb is working.  hence modern cars show all lights on start up. and certain illuminated icons should light up and then go out. if they don't light up or go out it can be an issue.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:41 AM

 

Is there a way to just have a light for the brake fluid warning? Does anybody know which wires I will need from the switch

 

pointless and possible against road use and construction regs.

 

as you need a means to check that the bulb is working.  hence modern cars show all lights on start up. and certain illuminated icons should light up and then go out. if they don't light up or go out it can be an issue.

 

 

Okay so maybe just a savage switch instead like this would be better?

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

no idea.

 

what you have at the moment is a lamp that lights up when the fluid is low. it also has the ability to check that the lamp works by pressing it.

 

does that?



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

no idea.

 

what you have at the moment is a lamp that lights up when the fluid is low. it also has the ability to check that the lamp works by pressing it.

 

does that?

 

 

Yeah that is what I should have, the light does light up when the fluid is low but the push button part of it doesnt work to test the light hence the thought of changing it out 



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:56 PM

If it lights when the fluid is low, then the bulb is good. So it sounds like the contacts on the 'Test Push' need cleaning.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 03:04 PM

You could fit a handbrake warning light which doubles as a low fluid warning light - that way every time you apply the handbrake you test the warning light.






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