Question about 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door

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Brake light on

I think my brake fluid is low- light went on this morning. My owner's manual is locked in my glove box forever and I don't know where to add the fluid, Is this something I can do?

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  • Debibo Sep 15, 2008

    Explain front panel please, not sure what this means. And what is TAT?

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Hi,

The brake fluid reservoir in a 1988 Honda Accord would be on the firewall right after the hydrovac, on top of the master cylinder and would look something like the image below.
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Incidentally, low-level indicator lamp could also signify that the brake pads are nearing/dur for replacement.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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Its simple...just open front panel behind the engine (ie extreme left side, take 1m distance from tat,u will find a thin box) in tat u fill ur brake oil...thanks for using fixya

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  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Sep 15, 2008

    use tis link and see the video..u will get clear idea

    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-fill...

    rate tis solution


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    mohammed marika thambi Sep 15, 2008

    Step 1: Locate the brake fluid reservoir.

    The brake fluid reservoir is usually located in the engine compartment
    on or near the fire wall. Avoid getting water in the braking system at
    all costs. Don't check your brake fluid when it is raining unless you
    are in a garage.



    Step 2: Remove the cap.



    Step 3: Check how much fluid is inside.

    Once you have found the reservoir, remove the cap and look inside. It
    should be at least 2/3 full. It may have a full line that you can use
    to judge if you need to add more fluid.



    Step 4: If it is low, add fluid.

    If your vehicle's brake fluid level is low, add more. Make sure to use
    the proper brake fluid for your car or truck. Your vehicle's owner
    manual will tell you what kind to get. It may also be listed right on
    the brake reservoir's cap. Brake fluid is extremely toxic. Make sure
    to be very careful when handling it. If you continue to have low brake
    fluid, take your car to a mechanic because you might have a leak
    somewhere in the system.

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    mohammed marika thambi Sep 15, 2008


    get owner manual from tis link/..copy below link and paste it into address bar

    https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/RJAA...


    thank you...


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You can take it to a professional they can add fuel very cheaply.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    sorry I meant fluid*. Though you can find it very easy. On the drivers side. all the way rear most under the hood. It will say something on the top like DOT 3 fluid only etc. What is the make and model of your vehicle? if you have a moment to accept and rate my solution I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    http://www.bizrate.com/automotiveparts/p...
    Here is a link to a picture of what the reservoir looks like on your vehicle.
    Enjoy and if you have a moment to accept and rate my solution appropriately that would be great.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    Don't listen to that I don't know what he is talking about a front panel. It is accessible by merely opening the hood. If you have any more questions please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APg9jPR2J...
    also here is a video on how to check your fluid. That should be everything you need. If you have any other questions please let me know. If you found this helpful and have a moment to accept and rate my solution it is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 15, 2008

    Thanks though I posted the correct information first.

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