Originally Posted by black328i
how come it shows that my parking brake is still engaged when i am driving.
There is a small switch under your ebrake boot that grounds everytime the parking brake is engaged. Lift up your leather e-brake boot by tugging on either side of it, it will unclip. The switch has a small spring on it, if you don't have an armrest it is located on the passenger side of the e-brake, if you have an armrest, it is on the driver's side.
The spring probably broke, so it is always grounded. Or someone installed an armrest that didn't come with the vehicle, and forgot to relocate this to the driver's side of the e-brake lever.
Take a look and let us know what happened to the switch.. would be interested to know.