Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
you could just take the dinger out
The dinger covers a multitude of sins, not just the parking brake...
Is the parking brake pedal up _all_ the way? If it isn't, that allows a plunger to ground the warning wire at the pedal assembly under your dash. You could conceivably disconnect the wire there (I have an idea it'* light brown, but can't swear to that), but keep in mind that you're probably fixing the symptom instead of the disease that way...
Another possibility is that your accident (whatever it was) somehow pinched the wire and grounded it elsewhere, which would lead to the same problem, but which would not be fixed by disconnecting it at the pedal.
Ah, here we go, from the wiring diagrams: the wire at the parking brake is tan with a white tracer.
Also, if the parking-brake switch is the culprit, and so the car "thinks" you've forgotten to release the parking brake, you'll not only get the warning light right away, but also get the Multi Function Chime dinging _after_ the car has traveled 50 feet. Interesting way to measure 50 feet if you have forgotten your tape measure: click the parking brake down just far enough to turn the red light on, then start driving off... Try it!