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I have a 2005 mazda 6 and i know i need to change my brake pads. While i was driving home from work the brake light came on.I know this aint good but what exactly does that mean?

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  • shanetheking Aug 22, 2008

    Thank you very much tripleauto that was very helpfull

  • oybridg83 Oct 09, 2008

    My brake light is on and my peddle goes almost to the floor. Do I need brake fluid or new brakes?



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Fi your brake fluid gets low it will cause the light to come on. being that you need pads this is probably why.As the pads wear down the caliper needs more fluid in it.If you top off now you will have fluid pushing out of master cylinder when you change pads as you press pistons back in.

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