Brake fluid top up - Turn off brake warning light
Today my brake warning light turned on and started beeping at me during mid-drive. At first I was a little suspect that my car was going to go up in smoke but after further investigation it just turned out my brake fluid levels were low and needed a top up. Today I’ll show you a temporary solution to this problem.
here’s a photo of why this particular light turns on:
- Worn brake pads
- Leak in the brake system (master cylinder, brake lines, hoses, or the calipers)
- Damaged brake line
Estimated Time: 12 min
- Philips screw driver
- Pliers / vice grips
- Dot 4 synthetic brake fluid
Remove the engine cover panel I explain thoroughly how to do this in one of my older How-Tos: https://www.wrenchxd.com/how-to/how-to-replace-spark-plugs-jetta-5f78e2ffb71728067b574d03
Locate the brake fluid reservoir
Inspect your brake fluid levels
As you can see my level is clearly under the min mark thus causing the sensor to trigger the ecu and throw a warning light on the dash.