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W111 e-brake light (square orange one)

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Does anyone know if the square orange light in the instrument cluster on W111/112 (and I think W113) cars do anything other than indicate an engaged e-brake? I have one that is staying on all the time. I disconnected the 2 pole connector under the dash at the switch to see if the switch was bad. I jumped the poles but the light stayed on. Any ideas?

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On mine there are three indicator lights:
Orange/Red - Alternator Low Current
White - Parking Brake engaged
Blue - Hi-Beams on

The Orange/Red light is on when the car is not running, or is about to stall.
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Usually the light doubles as a low-brake-fluid-level warning light.
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