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2.4 tdci dash warning light

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Hi 

My puma is flashing the exclamation mark in a red circle warning like on and off intermittently. I googled what it means and it was apparently low brake fluid. I checked and it was ok but I added some just incase but the light is still flicking on and off rapidly and intermittently 

Any ideas? 

Cheers 

Tom 

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I'm not 100% sure about the Puma models, but on the earlier Defenders that light is also linked to the handbrake switch, it's contact closes to ground when the lever is lifted, it could be that the switch it out of line or damaged or the wire is trapped somewhere and intermittently shorting.

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Cheers for the reply 

I did think that as my other car shows that icon with the handbrake but I cant seem to get the handbrake to effect that at all in any situation so I don't think that icon is hand brake related on the puma but not 100%

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Brake pads?

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The mot guy did tell me my pads were low and I've got a set coming asap. Do you know that low pads can trigger the light or is it a guess? Fingers crossed that's what it is 

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lift the gaiter around the bottom of handbrake & see if there is a switch there, if not, it'll have no affect on the dash light.

if your brake pads have wires coming from them, it could be low pads which are operating the light.

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Yes, an educated guess.

No way I'd ever have a puma defender 😛

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Unplug the sensor on the brake fluid cap and try again.

Rear pads?

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