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A warning light has come up on the dashboard im not sre whether its the brake fluid cylinder or supposed to represent the engine

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    could you please give more info ? ie colour of light/ where on dash ? / describe shape what it looks like ?

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The brake fluid light is the same as hand brake being pulled up

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