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Parking brake light on 2003 1.5 dci

Parking brake light flash's up on dash when the car is started followed by warning noise and message appears to check the parking brake so wanted to try to find a solution before taking it to the doc's, it is the electronic type brake on the right of the steering wheel on the dash and it still works just the message on the dash that is causing concern.

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If the hand brake goes on and off normally and the car behaves properly without any brake binding, I think the best shot is to bring it to the Renault dealer as it might be a fault that they already know of and who knows may be there is a factory recall on these and you could end up paying peanuts for the fix..
Cheers and good luck

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