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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-03-2005, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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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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