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2003 Oldmobile Silhouette. My brake light is on and it says low brake fluid. How do I add brake fluid? Thanks.

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  • jalpough Nov 19, 2009

    I will try this and let you know. It's too dark right now I have wait until tomorrow.


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Hi, look under your bonnet then towards the windscreen end of the bonnet you will see a small plastic resevoir that sits on top of a cylinder with four thin mettle pipes coming of it this is the brake fluid resevoir it will say on top of the lid that you undo use only brake fluid or something to that effect.

Make sure you find the correct resevoir it will be at the back just under the windscreen under the bonnet ok.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Also if you have the owners manual then it will give you a picture in their of where the brake fluid top up resevoir is

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