Brake Light On Due to Faulty Master Cylinder Resevoir Filter on Honda Prelude

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 98,333 (84,000–113,000)
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
10 people reported this problem
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during cooler temperatures, the ABS brake lights stay on. Does not effect the braking, and goes off when the engine becomes hot.
Brake light on and emergency brake NOT being used. Happens most frequently when the temperature is cold.
Dealer repaired....but light still on.