Less than a year ago my parking brakes stopped working completely. I would pull the lever and not have any parking brake. Just before that happened the parking brake indicator on the dash would light up if the brake lever was pulled. I just installed new parking brake pads today and the parking brakes work fine. Only thing is, when I pull the parking brake lever the brake indicator on the dash doesn't light up now. When I turn the key to start the car, the brake light does go on so I know the light works. I know that when I apply the parking brakes by pulling the lever, the lever doesn't have to go as far back as it did before I lost the brakes completely. Could it be the switch on the parking brake lever that is causing this? I see in the shop manual that there is a test that can be done for the switch. Thanks for any help.