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Fault in braking system red circul with explation mark in middle flashing and beeping all the time

Had new calliper on as was leaking break fluid, as I was told by garage this would remove light , it hasn't now saying it's my bearings ? Didn't think a light would come on for that ?

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I don't think that light would come on for bearing make sure brake fluid is topped up first

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SOURCE: 2003 A4 1.4T

Do the ABS brakes function? If not, there is a fault with a wheel sensor or the ABS controller. Check the OBD Codes. You can get them scanned at Auto Zone for free. If there is no communication from the ABS control unit, that's probably bad and needs to get rebuilt. Cost about $150.00 if you send in your unit.
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SOURCE: Beeping plus (!) light when making right hand turns

Your brakes may be overadjusted on the rear.

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