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Old 11-26-2005, 05:02 PM
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Default Brake Lights Won't Turn Off.

my brake lights won't turn off and cruise control doesn't work. i replaced the brake light switch and that didn't work. i was wondering if anybody else had any ideas what to try next, because i asked the dealer and they wouldn't help me out unless they were ripping me off. or is it just highly possible that i broke the first brake light switch. please help!!!
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:25 PM
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You probably broke the brake light switch that you put in. I had the same thing happen to me over the summer, and after buying two switches I gave up. Finally took it in to the dealership and paid them $40 to do it. It's not that hard to install, but there's some trick to doing it.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:02 PM
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Brake light switch is under recall. Contact the dealer and see if your car is included in the recall.
It is Volkswagen not Volkswagon.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:51 AM
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cool thanks, i guess that's what i'm gonna have to do.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:20 PM
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I had the same issue, they replaced...mine is a GL 2003....
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:46 PM
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i had the same problem
what you need is a brake light switch
but go buy it from the dealer, the ones they sell at auto zone are really the clutch ones.
i think i payed like 14 bucks for mine, and then you have to like set it and install is easy.
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