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Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir. Add DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid from a sealed container to the reservoir until the level reaches the full mark on the side of the reservoir. Reinstall the cap

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Now, couple this condition with low brake pad thickness, your light will come (the fluid is measured with a sensor in the reservoir) on when it is colder, and go off when the engine compartment warms up; thusly allowing the fluid to expand slightly.

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