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Username Post: 1967 Parking brake light or alarm.        (Topic#352962)
67 Al 
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09-12-18 05:10 PM - Post#2745990    

I see a switch on the parking brake foot pedal. Has a wire running off of it. Where does the wire go to? Is it a alarm or dash warning light. Where on the dash is the warming light? I just got the El Camino 3 months ago and trying to get ever thing working on it. It has the standard dash and dont see anything light up when parking brake is on. It does have a new wiring harness in it.


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09-13-18 06:23 PM - Post#2746093    
    In response to 67 Al

Yes that switch is for the warning light. It is the same warning light for low brake pressure. Not sure where it is on your dash.

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09-13-18 08:37 PM - Post#2746115    
    In response to 67 Al

First, disconnect the lead from the parking brake switch. Then turn on the ignition and ground the lead. If the warning lamp lights now, the switch is either misadjusted or defective.

If the lamp doesn't light, disconnect the lead from the switch on the brake distribution block. This block will be located near the master cylinder. Just follow the lines from the MC to the block. Turn on the ignition, ground the lead, and see if the lamp lights now. If it still doesn't light, you will have to find the lamp.

Look for an owner's manual or another 67 Chevelle so you can find out where the lamp is. Then check for a defective bulb. If the bulb is good you will have to do some circuit tracing to locate the problem.


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