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Brake light on dashboard

Hi i have a 1998 sunfire and recently the brake light on the dasboard came on i was wonderin if that was because of low fluid or something else?

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First thing to check is the fluid level, but that is a pretty general warning light. Do your brakes feel excessively spongie or make any noises?

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