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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmonkhouse View Post
    i dont think anyone really understands what i am trying to say, when i start the engine (with the handbrake on) the light comes on for a few seconds, then goes out. if i take the handbrake off the light stays off, if i put on the handbrake the light stays off, this is the problem. regardless of whether the handbrake is on or off the light does not come on.
    Refer back to what Billy has posted..... The light will illuminate at startup, then go out if theres a problem or if the handbrake is off.

    The light should stay lit if the handbrake is on, and no problems !

    So obviously a fault somewhere - Start by removing the handbrake gaitor and make sure the wire is still attached to the switch !
     
     

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    I too have an e36 316i SE (1998) and I have the same problem. When I turn the ignition, the handbrake light illuminates (like all the other lights) and switches back off. It does not illuminate again even if the handbrake is up or not. Anyone know what the problem is? Is it telling me that I need to adjust my handbrake?
     
     

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    think you will find a problem with the switch i had same with my van
    and it was a wire loose.
     
     

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