View Full Version : Brake Light Switch Help

10-04-2011, 04:03 PM
My brake lights stopped working, and the fuse is fine so I ordered a new brake light switch. Now my problem is getting the old one out... It seems like it should thread out easily if I turn it CCW, but I barely got it moving with a wrench and there's hardly any space with the other switch under it (cruise control maybe). Is there a trick to pulling this thing out?

10-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Anyone have any ideas? Or know what would cause the brake lights to not come on?

10-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Short the wires, it should activate the lights. You'll know it's really the brake light switch.
Also, VAG-COM for codes, the Brake light switch should pop.

10-05-2011, 08:12 PM
So I made the mistake of having my brother read off which fuse was the brake lights... He told me the number for the taillight fuse instead. I tried to short the switch and it didn't work so I double checked the fuse number. I finally have break lights again and I can stop using my rear fog light as a break light :)

10-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Good job!