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I'm assuming there must be a switch tied to the E-brake pedal somewhere? The light just stays on solid all the time. Before I go ripping around under the dash I wanted to see if there were any obvious things I should check and if so where are they located...

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Around a 70/71 with that LS6? Under the hood below the brake booster there is a tan wire that goes on the brake porp valve. Disconnect that wire from the porp valve. Guessing that will turn out the light. The brake fluid warning switch, in the porp valve, also works the e-brake idiot light.
 

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I would probably check that flimsy little switch on the emergency brake assembly first. That little sucker hangs up on my car every so often and keeps the light on. Look under the dash at the emergency brake pedal assembly. There should be a little white nylon botton with a brown wire going to the rear of it. With the emergency brake "off", push on that little button (it's spring loaded) and see if the light goes off. You may find that half of the "button" is broken off and the release assembly can't push the switch back anymore.

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Thanks guys. I was kind of guessing there was a flimsy little switch somewhere. I'll give it a look tonight.

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If you find out that the e-brake plunger switch is not the problem I seriously hope you inspect your brake system. As mentioned above the other "ground" source for the brake idiot light is the sensor built into distribution block for the brake lines. It grounds out when it detects "un-even" pressure in the system.

There are (2) cases I know of that a person thought it was an e-brake problem, and it turned out to be a braking system failure. One was good friend who didn't think much of the "little" light and within 1 week, the brakes in his Buick completely failed. Luckily nothing bad happened.

BE SAFE.
 
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