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My brake light indicator has recently began going on and off...do I just need to fill up the brake fluid level? I have an '03 Mitsubishi Galant. Also, I recently had my heater fixed and new tires put on...do you think something was done by mistake to have this indicator start coming on?

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Nothing done my mistake, from what you've described. It could be the fluid level, the amount of pads/shoes left, or the ABS module

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