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Brake ligth indicator won't go off for the emergency break

HI, I have a 01 VW Jetta 2.0 manual trns. and today as I was pullingout the parking lot to go to work the car made the beeping it usuallydoes to remind you that the emergency break is engaged or not fullyrealised, but my surprice was when I cheked you know... make sure thehand break is completly realised, the light on the dashboard didnt gooff like usually and the car keeps beeping and only stops beeping when the car is not moving so I dont know what could be wrong Ialready fill up the break fluid and is still the same I dont knowwhat to do could you help me?

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    Emergency parking brake button was engaged. When tried to turn off the light was flashing and there was a constant beeping. What needs to be done to get lights off and stop the beeping?

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Get it to a reputable garage and have a diagnostic test done it will tell u if a relay switch or sencor is down worth spending £50.00 to check it

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