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My 71 GTO convertible has been all good for years. Without making any changes at all, one day the parking brake light started glowing when the engine came on even though the brake was NOT on. Engaging the parking brake did make the light come on much brighter, as it did before. But releasing the brake just took it back to the slight glow, not off. I have no idea what could have happened. Could the bulb be bad? Any suggestions from you experienced masters?
very intriguing.
 

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The brake light serves two purposes.
Parking Brake applied
Loss of fluid in one of the brake circuits.

Pull the wire off the brake differential valve mounted to the frame under the firewall. If the light goes out you have a problem in your brake system.
If the light stays on then I'd suspect the parking brake switch
 

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I am shocked! Shocked to think there might be a leak in my 51 year old Pontiac. I will check it all out in a couple weeks when I get back to it. I really appreciate the feedback from you guys who have all lived this stuff as I am fairly new to owning such a classic. Researching this stuff and getting feedback from old pros makes it a pretty fun hobby. Thank you all.
 
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