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light bulbs check

When you turn the ignition on, the car performs a short light bulb check and all indicators light up for 1 or 2 seconds. If one of them stays lit then you have a problem. As mentioned before it would be the parking brake applied or low brake fluid level. Regular brake fluid should be ok for '77 brake system but you may want to check the parking brake. If the cable is loose and you have the parking brake as a small pedal to the left the weight of the pedal may pull it down and close the switch for the brake warning light. I had this particular problem so you may want to rattle the pedal and see if the light turns on. This may hold true if you have the parking brake as a hand lever too (sorry I don't remeber which models have the pedal or the lever).
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The right-hand drive versions have a lever, left-hand drive have a pedal.
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