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Try checking the switch in the hand lever itself. Sometimes it can get a piece of trash stuck in it.or it can be worn out.

On a 93 escort the parking brake light also doubles as a low brake fluid warning light. It may be the same with a 2001. So you could have a leak somewhere.

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