how long do I have?
Check brakes light on dash on 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300
approx 1500 miles but don't wait that depends on driving habits
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Usually registers when pads are getting worn out. Maybe 5000 miles tops, if you push that long the pads could start grinding on the rotors. Probably less depending on how and where you drive.
There is a recent recall for back lights switches. Go to the dealer , free fix