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Red Brake Light Flashing

I have a 2001 New Beetle which i bought used last year. It had about 75000 miles when i bought it and now its got 83000 miles. Ive had to replace quite a few things for this car. Ive recently changed the Master Cylinder to make the light stop blinking. Even after i replaced it the light still came on. I unplugged the battery to reset the sensors and the light has been off for a month now. Now the light has been coming on randomly when i start the car. Has anyone has this problem and have been able to solve it?

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  • tigerfang87 Jan 14, 2009

    The brake fluid level is fine.

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