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parking brake light stuck on

Hey guys, as you can assume from the title my parking brake light is stuck on. Turning the truck off, pushing the brake and releasing it multiple time both do nothing. Any ideas on what could be the problem?
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1 - stretched e-brake cable not returning the pedal to the top.
2 - low fluid in the brake master cylinder (most likely) .

Hold the brake release out and pull up on the pedal at the same time . Does it go out ?
If not , stretched cable.
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Pulling the pedal out when pulling the release seemed to help, but it persists when i press the brake afterward. Fluid must be low, thanks for the help.
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there is also a switch on the parking brake assembly itself, might be out. It's a little depress type with spring, completes the circuit when the brake is engaged. Can't miss it, its the only wires going to the pedal assembly in the cab.
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I have a similar problem.

I recently redid my entire rear brakes because I had a leaky rear wheel cylinder. I redid shoes, drums, hardware and cylinders. I bled my brakes and topped up the fluid. It stops amazing now.

Problem is...the ebrake light doesnt want to go out. I have no leaks, my front brakes are just fine (recently done), and my switch passes the continuity test (switch closed = light on (beep) and switch open = light off (no beep)...Maybe adjust the ebrake cable?

Any ideas?
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1 - stretched e-brake cable not returning the pedal to the top.
2 - low fluid in the brake master cylinder (most likely) .

Hold the brake release out and pull up on the pedal at the same time . Does it go out ?
If not , stretched cable.
so, what do you do if it goes out when you pull up on the pedal while holding the brake release?

mines doing that now
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