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Check the position sensor switch that detects when the parking brake is engaged. It might just be adjusted wrong.

another optionCheck the level of the brake fluid. If there is a sensor on the reservoir cap it could be low enough to be triggering the sensor. Another Answer:I own a 93 jetta GL and my parking break light would not turn off, there is a relay switch on the fuse-box that turns the headlights off when I pull the parking break. I pulled it out and my parking break light turned off, and still turns on when I pull the parking break ... weird ... you can hear the relay engage when you pull the parking break so if you follow the noise you will know which relay to pull. Fortunately the relay is easy to reinstall if this is not the problem. I believe the 1st answer is also correct, there is a switch that is depressed on the parking break itself, might have to pull off the cover but it will be easy to find.
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Q: The parking brake light in your 1986 Golf blinks on and off every once in a while when your driving down the road what could be wrong?
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