Can someone point me in the right direction for this electrical fix. 1992 110 200tdi.
My dashboard brake light is having some issues. When I first got it about 3 months ago there was no problem with the parking brake light. Pulled the handle up and light went on, lowered it and it went off. About two weeks ago I noticed that the light no longer went on when I pulled the handle up. Not a big deal I thought, either a burnt out bulb or maybe the activation switch on the handle went bad.
A week later and now I've got a really strange situation, the light is constantly on and disengaging the emergency brake has no effect. What does turn the light off (and this is just temporary) is repeatedly pressing the brake peddle. I'll tap the brake peddle a few times and the light will flicker, then dim, then go out. It'll stay out for about 30-40 seconds and then slowly come back on again. Have tried hunting down where the actuator switch is located but having no luck. Could I have crossed wires somewhere? or is it as simple as a misaligned or failing plunger switch. I would expect that the light would go on when I pressed on the brake peddle down not go off if things were wired right. I am probably not understanding some important electrical/mechanical connection between the emergency and regular brakes
Thanks for any help/advice