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When I turn heavy or accelerate hard in my Skoda Fabia the handbrake light flashes approximately 5 times and beeps exactly 3 times.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The brake fluid was running low, during heavy acceleration or turning the fluid will roll away from the sensor, which created the warning.

I topped up with DOT4 brake fluid and the problem has been resolved.

Do not shake the Brake fluid you do not want bubbles dispersed in you brake fluid.

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Don't forget to mark your answer as the accepted answer. Thanks for the information! – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 23 '14 at 18:35
1 more day, till I can. – Another Compiler Error Mar 24 '14 at 13:53

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