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#1 (permalink) Old 06-03-2005, 08:30 PM
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Just noticed it today, my parking brake warning light on my 85 318i is staying on even with the brake handle down. What is wrong? What can I do?? Please help!!

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Have u tried to push it down and hold it? just to see if the light will go off i had a similar problem the little spring mechanism was on really tight so it was really sensitive. try taking it off and moving it around and then loosen it up a bit by bending the little metal piece so it doesnt touch unless u pull up the parking brake.
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Have u tried to push it down and hold it? just to see if the light will go off i had a similar problem the little spring mechanism was on really tight so it was really sensitive. try taking it off and moving it around and then loosen it up a bit by bending the little metal piece so it doesnt touch unless u pull up the parking brake.
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Lift the rubber cover, look towards the rear, most likely the little cable came of the switch. it looks like this ...

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I FIXED IT GUYS. Thanks for all your help! the problem was actually the bulb was a little loose behind the instrument cluster, and the wire under the boot wasnt making a good connection. Thanks again guys.

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